Court won't hear appeal from judge over display

By the Associated Press | October 3, 2011 | 11:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away another appeal from an Ohio judge who wanted to display a poster containing the Ten Commandments in his courtroom.

The court on Monday refused to hear the argument rom Richland County Common Pleas Judge James DeWeese.

The judge hung the poster in his courtroom in Mansfield, north of Columbus, in 2006 after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand lower-court rulings that another Ten Commandment poster he hung in 2000 violated separation between church and state.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation sued and the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the display endorsed religious views and was unconstitutional.

The ACLU also sued in the case of the first poster.

The case is DeWeese v. ACLU of Ohio, 10-1512.