Next Ten Commandments Battle Brewing...
Judge Wears Robe With Biblican Rules On It
Dec 27, 2004 9:37 am US/Central
ALABAMA (AP) Another Alabama judge could be at the center of the next Ten Commandments battle. Covington County
Circuit Judge Ashley McCathan wears a robe in court embroidered with the Biblical rules.
Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore lost his job over a fight to keep a Ten Commandments monument in the Alabama Judicial building.
Now Judge McCathan's decision could bring another court challenge to the southern state.
But legal experts say the fact that the words are on a garment is a big difference in the two cases.
One of Moore's former lawyers says that shows it is a personal statement. McCathan started wearing the Ten Commandments robe during court proceedings earlier this month.