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Ten Commandments Monument Lawsuit Dropped

August 17th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

A Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Allegany County courthouse that is nearly identical to one the U.S. Supreme Court upheld in 2005 will stay in place after the offended person who sued to uproot it dropped his lawsuit Tuesday. Alliance Defending Freedom and Jones Day attorneys represent the Allegany County commissioners and in June had filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, but Jeffrey Davis, who resides Garrett County but owns property in Allegany County, decided to drop his suit without specifying his reason for doing so. It was Davis’ second attempt to have to county remove the monument, but the first time he had pursued legal action. Allegany County Commissioner Bill Valentine said it was great news and he is glad to see the controversy die…


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