July 28th, 2010
03:44 PM ET

Oklahoma county must pay up in Ten Commandments case

The Haskell County, Oklahoma, Commission has 10 years to pay
attorneys' fees of $199,000 after it was forced to remove an 8-foot-tall Ten
Commandments monument.

The county has been in litigation with the American Civil Liberties Union
of Oklahoma since 2006, after it allowed a resident to pay for and erect the
granite monument on the courthouse lawn in Stigler.

After a series of court decisions up to the U.S. Supreme Court, which
refused to hear the case, the ACLU prevailed. The monument was removed in
March, and the attorneys' fees were settled last week, ACLU attorney Micheal
Salem said.

Salem said the commandments were moved to private property owned by the
American Legion about 150 feet from the courthouse.


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  1. cat

    Good riddance! 🙂

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