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Which of the Ten Commandments is enforceable anyhoo?

Now that the Supremes have delivered a 5-4 ruling that forces individual courthouses to examine where they hang the Ten Commandments on a case-by-case basis (see Hope Yen's great story for The AP), The Volokh Conspiracy is digging in to the issue. My favorite post to date is blogfather Volokh's modern application of the commandments. Here's an excerpt:

5. "Honour thy father and thy mother ..." Not legally enforceable.

6. "Thou shalt not kill." Legally enforceable, though of course with the usual qualifiers.

Read the entire "Nifty prose" piece. Here are some others, with terrific links off to Scotusblog and many other discussions:

All posts on one page here.

  1. Nifty Prose
  2. Ten Commandments and Modern Law?
  3. Discussion on the Ten Commandments Cases at SCOTUSblog
  4. Divisiveness and the Ten Commandments Cases

Posted by Laurel Newby on June 27, 2005 at 02:50 PM | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

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