Fight Over Enshrinment of Ten Commandments Continues in Alabama

June 5, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

On June 5, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that "a lawyer for Alabama's chief justice told an appeals court yesterday that the Ten Commandments should remain in the state Supreme Court building because God is the 'source of law and liberty'... Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore had the 5,200-pound granite monument featuring the Ten Commandments installed in the state Judicial Building one night two years ago. The Southern Poverty Law Center, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of three Alabama attorneys who claimed the monument violated their constitutional rights."