Court Backs Some Ten Commandments Displays

WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 27, 2005 (Zenit.org).- In a pair of cases dealing with church-state separation, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the Ten Commandments to be displayed outside the Texas state capitol but not inside Kentucky courthouses.

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The court today said that displays of the Ten Commandments on government property are not inherently unconstitutional.

But each exhibit must be reviewed to determine if it amounts to a governmental promotion of religion, the court said in a case involving the Kentucky courthouses.

Hence, the tribunal indicated that issues of Ten Commandments displays in courthouses should be resolved on a case-by-case basis.

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