The Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of two Kentucky counties over displays featuring the Ten Commandments. McCreary and Pulaski Counties already lost this battle back in 2005, when the Court ruled that the displays were essentially religious in nature. Â The Counties then tried to gussy-up their displays by throwing in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and other documents of inherent importance to American law and history. Â (I imagine my eyes skimming over these disingenuous displays and playing the old game of “Which if these things is not like the others?”)
Anyway, the lower courts have struck down these new, half-hearted attempts to keep the Big Ten at all costs. Â To its credit, the Supreme Court, to its credit, is signaling that this issue has already been decided. Â Sadly, this won’t stop the eternal game of whack-a-mole with city, county, and even state governments continuing to insert the Decalogue into the public’s business.