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Constitutional Law Keyed to Barnett
Van Orden v. Perry
Citation:545 U.S. 677 (2005)
On the grounds of the Texas State Capitol, there was a monolith on which was inscribed the Ten Commandments. The monolith also featured an eagle, American flag, the Star of David, and letters in Greek. There was not extensive legislative history regarding the monument, except that the monument was provided by the Eagles, a national civic organization.
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