Law: Church-State Commandments

The Justices dig in as a constitutional clash looms

It has been 17 years since the Supreme Court spoke out on the Scriptures' place in public schools. In 1963 it struck down two measures providing for Bible readings and the Lord's Prayer in the classroom. Last week the court spoke again on this fundamental issue, ruling that Kentucky's general assembly had gone too far in ordering the posting of the Ten Commandments in public classrooms across the state. The decision is another setback for Americans who want more teaching of moral values in the schools, but it comes at a time...

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