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Governor Supports Chief Justice Roy Moore & His 10 Commandments Monument

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Governor Bob Riley is backing Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's bid to keep the Ten Commandments monument in the State Judicial Building.

The legal brief was filed Tuesday with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Riley's attorneys contend a federal judge ordered a monument bearing the Ten commandments removed from the state judicial building because Chief Justice Roy Moore "personally believes" in the commandments. The brief supports Moore's appeal of a ruling by U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, who found the monument's placement to be unconstitutional.

An attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center, which has fought to keep the monument out of the judicial building, Danielle Lipow, said she had not seen Riley's filing and would not comment.

Moore had the 52-hundred-pound granite monument moved into the building on the night of July 31st, 2001, saying the commandments represent the moral foundation of American law. The governor's brief also criticizes Thompson's decision for not putting more emphasis on the importance of religion in American history and culture.

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