McCreary County v. ACLU

Text

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/04pdf/03-1693.pdf

Holding

County display of the Ten Commandments in the courthouse violates the establishment clause because circumstances that indicate the reasons for the display are religious.

Citation

545 U.S. 844

Year

Ratio

Author

Religious Tradition Involved

State/Territory of Origin

Clause (Free Exercise / Establishment / Both / Other)

Does it involve religious institution(s) or individual(s)

Local / State / Federal Legislation

Dissent Author(s)

Uphold / Overturn Penultimate Court

Penultimate court of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

Am. Civ. Liberties Union of Kentucky v. McCreary County, Kentucky, 354 F.3d 438 (6th Cir. 2003), aff'd sub nom. McCreary County, Ky. v. Am. Civ. Liberties Union of Ky., 545 U.S. 844 (2005)