Ten Commandments Supreme Court Cases: Pew Forum Legal Backgrounder and Event Transcript Now Online

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The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has published two new, online resources on the Ten Commandments cases before the Supreme Court. They include a Legal Backgrounder on the cases and a transcript of a live Forum event last week featuring two legal church-state experts debating the issue: Jay Sekulow and Douglas Laycock.

WASHINGTON (PRWEB) March 2, 2005 – The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in two cases that concern the placement of Ten Commandments displays on public property.

Last week, the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life held an event at which two of the nation's top experts on church-state questions, each with his own very different perspective, explained and defended their opposing views on Ten Commandments displays and the two Supreme Court cases.

The speakers were:

Douglas Laycock, Associate Dean for Research and Alice McKean Young Regents Chair, University of Texas School of Law

Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel, American Center for Law & Justice

To read the full transcript of their discussion on Ten Commandments displays, visit http://www.pewforum.org/events/index.php?EventID=69.

To read a legal backgrounder on the two Ten Commandments cases, prepared by the Pew Forum, visit http://www.pewforum.org/docs/index.php?DocID=70.

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life delivers timely, impartial information to national opinion leaders on issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs; it also serves as a neutral venue for discussions of these matters. The Forum is a project of the Pew Research Center.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Burke Olsen

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

202-419-4564

http://www.pewforum.org

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