Sunday, August 09, 2015

Oklahoma Supreme Court Denies Rehearing In 10 Commandments Case, With Lengthy Opinions

In an Order dated July 27, 2015, the Oklahoma Supreme Court by a 7-2 vote denied a rehearing in Prescott v. Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission, in which the court in June held that a Ten Commandments monument must be removed from the statehouse grounds. (See prior posting.)  The Order denying a rehearing was accompanied by 4 separate concurring opinions and one dissenting opinion (full text), which are much lengthier than the original opinion.