Exactly One Week Before Oral Arguments In Our Ten Commandments Case

Feb 23, 2005

The clock is ticking. Only one week remains before the United States Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the case of McCreary County v. ACLU of Kentucky. With the filing of the Reply Brief yesterday, all that remains is our continued preparation for the March 2 oral argument. The Brief points out the link between the Ten Commandments and our legal system. For instance, the Brief states: "The Decalogue did influence American law. The Declaration [of Independence] does not say human rights originate from the people below, but that they are endowed by their Creator above. The Decalogue too evinces rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in the commands regarding the taking of human life, theft, coveting, spousal and family relationships, and perjury." The Brief argues that displaying the Ten Commandments in a courthouse is not an establishment of religion, but a tolerable acknowledgment.