Fifth Circuit ordered removal of Bible display at local courthouse

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On January 10, 2005, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ordered the removal of a Bible from a display funded by the private homeless mission Star of Hope outside the courthouse in Harris County, Texas. The county had requested that the display be allowed to remain pending the outcome of an appeal to overturn a ruling that the Bible's placement violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.



Learn more about the Establishment Clause from Cornell University's Legal Information Institute.

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