Ten Commandments Ruling

By: Josie Connell
By: Josie Connell

Monday the Supreme Court issued a pair of rulings on displaying the Ten Commandments on public property that seems to raise more questions than answers. Basically, displays will be decided on a case-to-case basis.

According to Frank Ravitch, MSU Professor of Law, "The court seems to be recognizing we are a religious people, and it's okay to have some recognition of that by government as long as the purpose isn't to take sides."

In March, the Michigan House voted to allow the commandments to be displayed on public property as long as they're displayed with other religious and historical documents. There's also an effort underway to get them displayed inside the capital.

The State Senate was waiting on the Supreme Court's ruling.

"We've been waiting to take action until we saw a clear ruling from the Supreme Court and unfortunately, we didn't get that today," said Ari Adler, Press Secretary for Senate Majority Leader Ken Sikkema.

But according to Ravitch, "Michigan may find itself in a losing legal battle if it passes this legislation."

Sikkema said it'll likely be "some time" before the Senate considers the issue.


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