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Summum Decision to Provide ‘Bookend’ to Ten Commandments’ Challenges, Attorney Hopes

( - Can a city decide which permanent, unattended monuments, it must install on city property?

On Wednesday, without dissent, members of the U.S. Supreme Court said “Yes."

In a 9-0 ruling, the court unanimously rejected the argument of a little-known Salt Lake City-based religious sect called Summum that the city of Pleasant Grove, Utah, should be forced to place a monument to the group’s “Seven Aphorisms” alongside a 50-year-old monument to the Ten Commandments already in a city park.


The American Humanist Association announced the decision gives atheists the ammunition they need to pursue the total removal of Ten Commandments monuments on public property all over America.


Justice Antonin Scalia, meawnhile, seemed to agree. Writing separately in a concurring opinion to the Summum decision, Scalia made it clear that the high court isn’t likely to entertain other arguments on the issue.



I've heard many arguments about the public display of the 10 Commandments because of their religious origin, but never have I heard an argument about their content.
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