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June 28, 2005
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that public displays of the Ten Commandments are not allowed in government courthouses unless they’re religiously neutral, but are permissible outside public buildings. In a 5-4 ruling handed down Monday, the court ruled against displays in two Kentucky courthouses, saying they violated the separation of church and state because they promote a religious message. But in a separate decision, the court found a monument of the Decalogue outside the Texas statehouse permissible.

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