Supreme Court lets stand order to remove Ten Commandments monument / The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com

Supreme Court lets stand order to remove Ten Commandments monument / The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com

“The US Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up a dispute over the placement of a Ten Commandments monument on the lawn outside a county courthouse in Oklahoma.

The justices dismissed the case in a one-line order without comment.

The action lets stand a ruling by a federal appeals court and clears the way for the display to be removed from public property….

A panel of the Tenth US Circuit Court of Appeals … ruled that the display was an endorsement of religion and thus violated the First Amendment’s prohibition on excessive church-state entanglement. “

The case is clear as a matter of law. If people would put up a monument which listed the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution, for example, that would be fine, but putting up religious rules on state property – from any religion – is a violation of the Constitutional requirement that Church and State be separate. See Separation of church and state in the United States.