Washington D.C., Oct 12, 2004 / 22:00 pm
The United States Supreme Court announced yesterday that it would review previous court decisions from Kentucky and Texas over public displays of the Ten Commandments.
Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who had opposed the removal of a Ten Commandments monument in Alabama, told The Associated Press that he's glad the U.S. Supreme Court decided to review the two cases. But Moore said they don't get at the core issue, which is the acknowledgment of God.
Moore predicted the Supreme Court would uphold the Texas display because it was "secularized" from the beginning by nearby historical artifacts, but will reject the Kentucky display because other documents weren't put around it until it was challenged in court.
Moore's monument in Alabama, which courts ordered he remove, was displayed alone in the rotunda of the state judicial building.