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9 U. Fla. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 1 (1997-1998)
The Ten Commandments on Schoolroom Walls - Why Did the Supreme Court Reject the 1978 Kentucky Statute (Stone v. Graham) - Could Such a Law Succeed

handle is hein.journals/ufpp9 and id is 7 raw text is: University of Florida
Journal of Law and Public Policy
VOLUME 9                 FALL 1997               NUMBER 1
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS ON
SCHOOLROOM WALLS?
WHY DID THE SUPREME COURT REJECT THE 1978
KENTUCKY STATUTE (STONE V GRAHAM)?
COULD SUCH A LAW SUCCEED?
Paul Grimley Kuntz*
I.  INTRODUCTION  .................................  2
II. THE ORIGIN OF THE 1978 KENTUCKY
TEN COMMANDMENTS STATUTE  .....................   4
III. IS THE LAW CONSTITUTIONAL?
THE KENTUCKY SUPREME COURT DECISION ...............  8
IV. IS THE LAW CONSTITUTIONAL?
THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT DECISION ............ 15
A.  The Majority  Opinion ...........................  15
B.  The Dissenting  Opinion  .......................  17
V. SECULAR VALUE OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS ............. 18
VI. MORAL AND CIVIL RESTATEMENT OF THE FIRST
TABLE COMMANDMENTS OF THE DECALOGUE ............. 25
VII. AFTERMATH OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
DECISION  IN  STONE  V. GRAHAM  .....................  26
A .  Opponents .. .................................  26
B.  Supporters .. .................................  28
C.  A  M iddle  Ground ..............................  29
V III.  CONCLUSION  ..................................  33
* Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, Emory University.

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