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Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
McCreary County v. American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky
Citation:545 U.S. 844 (2005)
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Petitioners McCreary County and Pulaski County, Kentucky displayed large copies of the Ten Commandments in their courthouses. They were put up in a highly crowded area. Respondents sued the counties in federal district court and sought an injunction against maintaining the displays, alleging a violation of the prohibition of religious establishment.
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