Friday, January 24, 2003


A federal judge has ruled that a display of the Ten Commandments in the Mercer County, Kentucky courthouse can remain, in a blow to the ACLU's attempt to have it removed:
U.S. District Judge Karl Forester's ruling Wednesday handed the ACLU its first defeat in its string of lawsuits challenging the postings of the Ten Commandments in government buildings in Kentucky.

Mercer County officials had posted the Ten Commandments, along with the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and other texts of historical significance, in a display titled "Foundations of American Law and Government."

Forester said the display clearly has a legitimate secular purpose in acknowledging the historical influence of the Ten Commandments on the development of law in the United States.

Although I don't concede the federal courts should have any say in this, it is nice to see the ACLU get a spanking; they've bullied our nation for far too long. Congratulatons to the fine folks over in Mercer County!

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