Appeals court considers Fla. 10 Commandments case

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal appeals court is considering the ongoing legal feud over whether the Ten Commandments can be displayed at a public building.

The case before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday centers on a lawsuit the ACLU filed against Dixie County, Fla. over a five-foot high granite monument that prominently displays the Ten Commandments in front of the courthouse.

The arguments never ventured into the merits of the lawsuit. Instead, it focused on whether the anonymous plaintiff named in the ACLU's lawsuit had standing to bring the complaint.

The county's attorneys argued that the man mentioned the display as part of a "laundry list" of reasons he wasn't going to buy property in the county. The ACLU's lawyers said legal precedent allows the case to go forward.

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