Lexington, KY – A federal appeals court says a Kentucky courthouse can keep its display of the Ten Commandments.
The ruling by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati involved the display at the Mercer County courthouse in Harrodsburg.
The Appeals court upheld a lower court decision that found the display is constitutionally acceptable because other historic documents are included.
In the Mercer County display, the commandments are viewed alongside nine other documents, including the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence.
The American Civil Liberties Union brought the case against Mercer County, arguing the display violated the Constitution's guarantee separating church and state.