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By KEN PAULSON
First Amendment Center
It’s been almost 10 years since the Rutherford County, lost a very expensive lawsuit over the posting of the Ten Commandments in the county courthouse.
The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Commission, contending that the posting was an unconstitutional promotion of religion. U.S. Judge Robert Echols agreed and ordered the Ten Commandments removed in 2004. It will “stay down,” County Mayor Ernest Burgess said at the time, calling it “the end of the story.”
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