High Court Strikes Down KY 10 Commandment Displays


The Supreme Court today narrowly struck down Ten Commandments displays in courthouses, ruling that two exhibits in Kentucky unconstitutionally promoted a religious message, the Associated Press reports. The 5-to-4 decision did not prohibit all displays in court buildings or on government property. The justices said that displays like their own courtroom frieze – would be permissible if they’re portrayed neutrally in order to honor the nation’s legal history.

Dissenter Antonin Scalia said the majority opinion wrongly said that in displaying the Ten Commandments, “A religious object is unmistakable.” He added: “Surely that cannot be.” Another pending case involved a Ten Commandments display outside the Texas State Capitol.

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