Ten Commandments decision prompts conservative outcry

Ponca City Now - July 5, 2015 10:15 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma Supreme Court’s decision to order a Ten Commandments monument removed from the state Capitol grounds has so angered conservatives in the Legislature that some Republicans are calling for justices to be impeached. Others want to amend the Bill of Rights in the 108-year-old state constitution.

The outcry immediately followed the court’s 7-2 decision Tuesday that the monument violates the Oklahoma constitution’s ban on using public property to benefit a religion.

Some state legislators want a public vote on whether to repeal that ban from the constitution, but state Rep. Kevin Calvey is calling for justices to be impeached.

The president of the Oklahoma Bar Association, David Poarch, says calling for impeachment when a ruling doesn’t go in your favor is a dangerous precedent.

 

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