Thou Shalt Keep Thy Monument
Less than one month after threatening an evangelical Christian group with legal action to force it to remove a Ten Commandments monument from private property (a front lawn) across from the U.S. Supreme Court, officials in the District of Columbia decided yesterday not to push the issue after all. The Washington Post is reporting this morning that DC sent a letter to the folks at Faith and Action saying no permit is required: "In view of the First Amendment interests reflected in the installation of the Ten Commandments sculpture . . . and upon further consideration of applicable law..."
I've blogged about this story before. But after seeing the picture of the tiny monument in today's Post (click on the link in the first graph) I don't know why anyone would have bothered to make any sort of a big deal about this. The Justices aren't going to see the monument-- they probably know their commandments, anyway-- and District officials probably figured that the publicity a nasty lawsuit would have generated for the group would have defeated the purpose of trying to get the monument removed in the first place. I just don't want to be the first neighborhood bird or squirrel who decides to, uh, use the monument for a purpose for which it is not intended.
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