- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico city is asking a larger panel of judges to review a decision that found its Ten Commandments monument unconstitutional.

The Daily Times of Farmington reports (https://bit.ly/2gzzeLQ ) that the city of Bloomfield will petition all of the judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to weigh in on the case. A panel of three judges from the court on Nov. 9 upheld a previous decision that found the 3,000-pound, 6-foot-tall monument outside City Hall violates the U.S. Constitution.

Senior U.S. District Judge James A. Parker ruled in August 2014 that the monument constitutes government speech and is subject to the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.

Albuquerque attorney Andrew Schultz is representing the American Civil Liberties Union, which sued the city on behalf of two Wiccan residents in 2012.


Information from: The Daily Times, https://www.daily-times.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide