Law Forum : Oklahoma court: Ten Commandments monument must come down

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    Oklahoma court: Ten Commandments monument must come down


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    The Ten Commandments monument is pictured at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)


    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds is a religious symbol and must be removed because it violates the state's constitutional ban on using public property to benefit a religion, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

    The court said the Ten Commandments chiseled into the 6-foot-tall granite monument, which was privately funded by a Republican legislator, are "obviously religious in nature and are an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths."

    The 7-2 ruling overturns a decision by a district court judge who determined the monument could stay. It prompted calls by a handful of Republican lawmakers for impeachment of the justices who said the monument must be removed ...


    http://news.yahoo.com/oklahoma-court-ten-commandments-monument-must-come-down-164936584.html

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