Local & Regional
Wed March 17, 2010
Momument Must Go
By Associated Press
Stigler, OK – Transfer of Ten Commandments monument scheduled
STIGLER, Okla. (AP) A Ten Commandments monument that's outside the Haskell County Courthouse in Stigler is scheduled to be moved.
City officials say the monument is to be moved Wednesday about 11 a.m. by Muskogee Marble and Granite.
The monument was placed at the courthouse in 2004 but a federal appeals court ruled it is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. The U.S. Supreme Court recently refused to hear an appeal of the appeals court ruling.
Janice Williams with the Stigler Chamber of Commerce says the new location is in front of the American Legion building and is 75 to 85 feet from the current location.
Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com
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