High Court Splits on Ten Commandment Displays The U.S. Supreme Court hands down split decisions in two closely watched cases regarding the display of the Ten Commandments in public areas. The court ruled against their display in Kentucky courthouses. But it said a monument on the grounds of Texas' capitol did not violate the Constitution.
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High Court Splits on Ten Commandment Displays

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High Court Splits on Ten Commandment Displays

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High Court Splits on Ten Commandment Displays

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The U.S. Supreme Court issues split decisions in two closely watched cases concerning display of the Ten Commandments in public areas.

In one case, the high court ruled that the state of Kentucky cannot display the Ten Commandments in county courthouses. In a second decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the state of Texas is allowed to display a commandments monument on the capitol grounds.