Ten Commandments monument at county courthouse stirs uproar

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By Dwight Merriam, Partner, Robinson & Cole, LLP

Ten Commandments at courthouse(Dwight Merriam explores a legal uproar over opposition to a county monument to the Ten Commandments at a courthouse in Oklahoma)

So sayeth the Tenth Circuit in Green v. Haskell County Board of Commissioners on June 8, 2009, followed on July 30th by the court en banc voting 6 to 6 to deny a rehearing.  Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. 

In reading the dissent to the en banc decision, you will see the frustration and angst among both local officials and the jurists as to where to draw the line.

The International Municipal Lawyers Association – Local Government blog – carries this account.

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