ACLU Sues Four Kentucky Counties for Ten Commandments Displays
LOUISVILLE, Ky. â€” A civil-liberties group sued four counties Tuesday for posting the Ten Commandments in courthouses, extending a campaign that brought down the religious text from government buildings in other Kentucky towns.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky filed separate federal lawsuits Tuesday against Garrard, Grayson, Mercer and Rowan counties.
Named as defendants are the counties and their judge-executives. The ACLU and a handful of residents in each county are plaintiffs.
The suits contend the courthouse postings represent an endorsement of religion in violation of the U.S. Constitution. Garrard County also was singled out for posting the commandments in the county-owned hospital.