United States Seventh Circuit

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Brooks v. Elkhart County, 04-2075

The display of the Ten Commandments in defendant-County's Administration Building is constitutional under the First Amendment where defendant's stated purposes -- to educate in the history of American law and politics and provide moral uplift -- are secular.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 11/03/2004
  • Decided 03/25/2005
  • Published 03/25/2005

Judges

  • SYKES, Circuit Judge., Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, EASTERBROOK and SYKES, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Kenneth J. Falk (argued), Indiana Civil Liberties Union, Indianapolis, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Mathew D. Staver, Erik W. Stanley (argued), Liberty Counsel, Longwood, FL, for Defendant-Appellant.