January 14, 2010
Display with Ten Commandments Ruled Constitutional by Court of Appeals
We have good news to report in an important legal battle against the ACLU!
Today in the case of ACLU v. Grayson County, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a public display including the Ten Commandments, on the second floor of a Leitchfield, Kentucky courthouse.
Mat Staver presented the winning oral argument on behalf of Grayson County in April 2009. The case began in 2002 when the ACLU filed a lawsuit against the county and a federal judge ruled against the display. The display is identical to the displays at issue in the ACLU's lawsuits against McCreary and Pulaski Counties in Kentucky, which Mat argued at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2005.
In 2005, this same appeals court upheld the same Ten Commandments display in Mercer County, KY, which Liberty Counsel also defended.
Since 2005, four federal courts of appeal have upheld Ten Commandments displays. Three of these four involve the same display that Liberty Counsel defended in this case. Since 2005, every federal court of appeals which has addressed Ten Commandments displays has upheld them.
In fact, the ACLU has not won a Ten Commandments case at the court of appeals level since 2005!
We do not expect the ACLU to appeal this case to the Supreme Court. The ACLU has been running from the Supreme Court since 2005 and have taken loss after loss on the Ten Commandments.
Pray that the Lord continues to bless Liberty Counsel as we continue to battle the ACLU in other cases.
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Read the Appeals' Court Opinion here.
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