Regional
11:47 am
Thu October 10, 2002

Ten Commandments Display Unconstitutional

Frankfort – A Federal Appeals Court is striking down a legislative effort to promote the Ten Commandments in public places. In a two-to-one ruling, the Court yesterday said a 2000 resolution that would place a Ten Commandments Monument on capitol grounds in Frankfort is unconstitutional.

Judge Boyce Martin says the resolution amounts to a government endorsement of religion. Martin says there are other ways to display the Commandments as part of a larger historical display. But, He says Kentucky's effort was solely a promotion of the religious nature of the documents.