Judge Awards Attorneys' Fees in 10 Commandments Case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has awarded attorneys'
fees to plaintiffs who successfully sued to remove a Ten
Commandments display at a county courthouse.

Judge Joseph McKinley awarded more than $44,000 in attorney fees
to Raymond Harper, Ed Meredith and the American Civil Liberties
Union of Kentucky.

No public money was used to set up the "Foundations of American
Law and Government" display in a county courthouse about 75 miles
from Louisville.

But Harper and Meredith sued in 2001, claiming the intent of displaying the Ten Commandments in a public building was religious and violated the Constitution.

In March, Judge McKinley granted a permanent injunction against including the commandments in the display.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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