Oklahoma attorney general files brief over Ten Commandments
Ponca City Now - July 15, 2015 9:54 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed another brief with the Oklahoma Supreme Court over the high court’s decision to order a Ten Commandments monument removed from the Capitol grounds.
Pruitt filed a reply brief on Tuesday as part of his petition for a rehearing before the state’s highest court.
The court last month ruled the privately funded granite monument on the north side of the Capitol violated the state’s constitution’s ban on the use of public money or property for religious purposes.
But Pruitt maintains in his latest brief that the court ignored the historical impact of the Ten Commandments and contradicted previous decisions by the court. He noted the court previously upheld a 50-foot-tall cross on public property and the construction of a chapel at a state-owned orphanage.