Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Arkansas Is A Step Closer To A Ten Commandments Monument At Its Statehouse

Last year, Arkansas enacted legislation directing the secretary of state to arrange for private groups to place a Ten Commandments monument on the State Capitol grounds. (See prior posting.) Now according to an AP report yesterday, the American History and Heritage Foundation has filed an application with the Arkansas secretary of state to allow it to install the 6000 pound, 6-foot tall monument that it has created and has in storage. Its monument is similar to the Texas one that survived a U.S. Supreme Court challenge in Van Orden v. Perry. The Arkansas secretary of state must now consult with the Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission before approving the monument.