Ten Commandments

Alabama's chief justice is in a standoff with a federal court over the Ten Commandments. Judge Roy Moore refuses to move the granite monument of the commandments from the state's judicial building. Join NPR's Neal Conan for a conversation about religion and the law.


Chief Justice Roy Moore
*Chief Justice of Alabama Supreme Court

Debbie Elliott
*NPR Reporter

Rev. Barry Lynn
*Executive director, Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Robert Kuttner
*Co-editor of The American Prospect

Matthew Spalding
*Director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at the Heritage Foundation

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