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Saturday, March 19, 2005

The Scoop on the 'Ten' 'Commandments'

Not sure how I missed this WP article last October - must have been swamped with the election.

A New Judgment Day For Decalogue Displays: As Issue Nears High Court, Argument Develops Over Differing Versions of Ten Commandments
By Bill Broadway
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, October 23, 2004; Page B09

Sometime in late winter, advocates for and opponents of public displays of the Ten Commandments will argue the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time in 25 years.

Litigators on both sides agree that the justices probably will set parameters on what constitutes an acceptable display of the commandments, relying partly on the court's previous decisions on the display of Nativity scenes in town squares and courthouses.

They disagree, however, on whether the existence of different versions of the Ten Commandments -- reflecting theological differences among Protestants, Catholics and Jews -- will or should affect the court's decision...