Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Bennett Praises Ten Commandments Monument Ruling

State Rep. John Bennett (R-Sallisaw) on Tuesday announced Oklahoma's victory in a lawsuit challenging a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol.

Bennett said, "The lawsuit was a clear overreach by the American Atheists, but we are always nervous about the way an activist judge might rule on any given challenge. Now that the monument has survived two lawsuits, I think we can safely say it is here to stay."

The Honorable Robin J. Cauthron sitting in the Western District of Oklahoma dismissed the case brought by American Atheists Inc. Oklahoma had filed a motion for summary judgment, arguing that the plaintiff lacked standing and that their challenge lacked merit. In September, an Oklahoma County judge also ruled in the state's favor in a lawsuit brought by the ACLU.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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