Ten Commandments

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The director of the American Civil Liberties Union in Nebraska says he is not surprised by a federal court's decision to hear an appeal in a Ten Commandments case.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order Tuesday vacating an earlier decision that a Ten Commandments monument must be removed from a city park in Plattsmouth.

The full court would review the earlier ruling by one of its three-judge panels.

ACLU's Tim Butz says he is not scared or intimidated by the court's decision. He says the ACLU is prepared to move forward with the case.

The American Center for Law and Justice, a group that focuses on family and religious issues, had asked for the review.

The lawsuit was filed by the ACLU of behalf of a Plattsmouth resident who says he is an atheist. It alleged that the monument fails to maintain a proper separation between church and state.

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