Justice Displays Ten Commandments in Montgomery Court Building

August 2, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On August 2, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that "in the wee hours of the morning when nobody was looking, [Chief Justice Roy] Moore and a couple of workmen sneaked a 5,280-pound granite monument to the Ten Commandments into the rotunda of the Alabama Supreme Court...Moore paid for it with 'private contributions,' he said, and didn't tell any of the other eight justices...Predictably, the monument has caused a stir. Several Christian groups immediately voiced support, while the Alabama chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union indicated it might sue."