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Ten Commandments Suit Dismissed

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A federal district court entered a judgment in favor of Liberty Counsel’s client, Levy County, dismissing a lawsuit brought by a national atheist group claiming that the Ten Commandments monument next to the Levy County courthouse violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

In American Atheists, Inc. v. Levy County, the court granted Liberty Counsel’s motion for summary judgment on the grounds that the atheist plaintiffs had no standing to bring the lawsuit because they were not injured by the presence of a monument with which they disagreed. The court also concluded that there was no evidence that Levy County’s monument guidelines were created to favor religious monuments over secular monuments.

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