The District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania allowed a case challenging the Ten Commandments monument to proceed.
This case arises from the installation of a large stone monument in front of the Valley High School. Plaintiffs argue that this is a violation of the First Amendment’s prohibiting the government from endorsing a religion. The district court refused to remove the Ten Commandments monument. The district’s argument is that the Ten Commandments monument is a historical landmark.
The district asked the federal court to dismiss the lawsuit. The District Court denied the motion, stating that the case has “sufficient merit” to proceed to the discovery phase.