Court Orders Ten Commandments Sculpture Removed A federal appeals court orders a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from Alabama's judicial building, saying it violates the constitutional separation of church and state. The ruling is a blow for Chief Justice Roy Moore, who installed the 2.5-ton granite sculpture in 2001 and calls it a tribute to the moral foundation of law. Hear NPR's Debbie Elliott.
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Court Orders Ten Commandments Sculpture Removed

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Court Orders Ten Commandments Sculpture Removed

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Court Orders Ten Commandments Sculpture Removed

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A federal appeals court orders a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from Alabama's judicial building, saying it violates the constitutional separation of church and state. The ruling is a blow for Chief Justice Roy Moore, who installed the 2.5-ton granite sculpture in 2001 and calls it a tribute to the moral foundation of law. Hear NPR's Debbie Elliott.