Supreme Court Decides Not to Review Indiana Ruling over Ten Commandments

May 30, 2001

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On May 30, 2001, The Houston Chronicle reported that "a hotly contested ruling that an Indiana city must remove a statue containing the Ten Commandments from outside City Hall will not face Supreme Court review, a divided court said." A lawyer supporting display of the Commandments said that the high court's decision not to review the case would "only add to the confusion surrounding the displays of Ten Commandments in communities across the country." His opponents, however, said that "the Supreme Court decision not to review the case was another nail in the coffin for what they call government sponsored religion."