OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Attorneys for Haskell County commissioners are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that a Ten Commandments monument on the courthouse lawn in Stigler was unconstitutional.
Attorneys with the Arizona-based Alliance Defense Fund on Wednesday asked for the review by the nation's highest court.
Appellate judges with a federal appeals court in June agreed with the American Civil Liberties Union and a local resident that the monument violates the Constitution because its primary effect is to endorse religion. After the commissioners asked the full court to reconsider the decision of the three-judge panel, the judges split 6-6 on July 30, falling short of the necessary seven votes needed to overturn the ruling.
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