Ten Commandments at Arkansas Capitol stirs 2 lawsuits

Filers allege affront to their beliefs

Posted: May 24, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

The Ten Commandments monument, which sits near the state Capitol in Little Rock, violates the First Amendment mandate for religious neutrality, according to two lawsuits seeking its removal.

The Ten Commandments monument recently re-erected on the state Capitol grounds constitutes an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion in violation of the First Amendment, according to two federal lawsuits filed Wednesday in Little Rock.

Rita Sklar, executive director if the ACLU of Arkansas, is shown in this file photo.

Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, is shown in this file photo.

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