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ADF available for comment on Ten Commandments cases accepted by U.S. Supreme Court

ADF official comment
Published On: 10/18/2017

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Alliance Defense Fund attorneys are available for comment on today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear at least two cases involving Ten Commandments displays.  ADF funded one of the cases and funded an amicus brief in the other.

"The Alliance Defense Fund will vigorously support this litigation with amicus briefs, funding, and other support," said ADF Chief Counsel Benjamin Bull.  "ADF will continue to fight these outrageous attempts to remove all traces of our religious history from the public square."

The two cases the Supreme Court accepted are McCreary County v. ACLU and Van Orden v. Perry.  The first case involves an ACLU challenge to Ten Commandments displays at courthouses in Kentucky.  An atheist filed the second case, objecting to the display of the Ten Commandments on a monument on the grounds of the Texas Capitol.

"We’ve said all along that it’s just a matter of time before the Supreme Court takes up a Ten Commandments case," Bull said.

In addition to the two cases accepted by the Court today, ADF has provided funding in a number of other recent Ten Commandments-related cases, including Harlan County v. ACLU, Mercier v. City of LaCrosse, ACLU of Nebraska v. City of Plattsmouth, and Summum v. City of Duchesne.

ADF is a legal alliance of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations defending the right of people to freely live out their faith. Launched in 1994, ADF employs a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.