Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fed. Judge:10 Command.Monument Can Remain; Monument Outside Pa. High School Not Injurious

A federal judge has dismissed a case brought against a Pennsylvania school district's display of the Ten Commandments outside of a New Kensington high school, the Christian Examiner website reports today (July 30, 2015).

U.S. District Judge Terrence McVerry wrote that the plaintiffs, Marie Schaub and her daughter -- represented by the Freedom from Religion Foundation -- "failed to establish that they were forced into 'direct, regular, and unwelcome contact' with the Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of Valley High School."

The judge also wrote that because there was no "injury" to the woman or her daughter, there was no need to discuss removal of the monument that has been in place since 1957.

In short, they had no standing because they were unaffected by the monument's presence.

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