Commandments to Reappear

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Ten Commandments display placed in Alabama's Capitol after ousted Chief Justice Roy Moore's monument was locked in a state courthouse storage room in 2003 has been taken down, but apparently not for long.

After The Associated Press asked what happened to the display at the Capitol last week, Gov. Bob Riley's top aide said the governor never approved the removal, and the display will go back up soon.

Riley chief of staff Toby Roth says no one contacted the governor's office about its removal.

Riley had the display of the Ten Commandments and other historical documents put up on Sept. 9, 2003.

The display, called "Foundations of Our Laws," was recently taken down by the Alabama Historical Commission, which oversees and manages the Capitol. The commission replaced the display Tuesday with an American history exhibit titled "Freedom, A History of the U.S."


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