|Published: 8:42 AM, 06/20/2012
||Last updated: 8:45 AM, 06/20/2012
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
County residents hoping to see the Ten
Commandments posted in the Monroe County Courthouse as part of an
historical documents display on Thursday will now have to wait.
County Mayor Tim Yates announced Monday
the hanging of historical documents in the Courthouse has been
postponed due to the threat of litigation against the county. Yates
said he hopes to still post the historical documents at a later date.
County Attorney Jerome Melson on
Tuesday confirmed the county has received correspondence from the
Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation opposing the posting
of the documents.
The county attorney said it would not
be difficult for a group opposing the posting to find somebody with
legal standing to challenge the posting and similar cases have been
filed in Hamilton County.
See full story in the Wednesday, June 20, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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