Federal Appeals Court Sued Over 10 Commandments Seal

February 9, 2005

Source: The Mercury News

Wire Service: AP


On February 9, 2005 The Mercury News/AP reported, "the federal appeals court that ruled the Pledge of Allegiance was an unconstitutional endorsement of religion is being sued for allegedly displaying the Ten Commandments on its seal and courthouses. The case was brought by Pleasanton attorney Ryan Donlon, who was admitted to practice before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in June. In his lawsuit against the San Francisco-based court, he said the certificate admitting him contains the court's seal which unlawfully contains what he believes is a tablet object that 'represents the Judeo-Christian Decalogue commonly referred to as the Ten Commandments.'"