Continuing Controversy Over Ten Commandments and Municipal Buildings

November 30, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

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On November 30, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "the [Ogden, UT] City Council has decided to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the municipal building lawn rather than continue a court battle over the display. The council had considered appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court a ruling that found that if the city allowed the commandments monument it also must allow one listing a religious group's precepts. The council cited potentially high legal costs and 'substantial uncertainty' that the high court would even agree to hear the appeal of the July decision by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. The council decision was announced on Nov. 26."