Families Sue Louisiana Education Department over Law Requiring Display of Ten Commandments

by Nicholas Ballasy


Nine Louisiana families sued the state’s education department and their local school boards over a new state law requiring display of the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms.

Gov. Jeff Landry, R-La., signed the bill into law last week.

The families are Jewish, Christian, Unitarian Universalist and not affiliated with an organized religion.

The families alleged in the lawsuit filed on Monday in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, that the new state law “substantially interferes with and burdens” the First Amendment rights of parents to raise their kids in any religion.

The parents argued in the complaint that the new law “ends the harmful and religiously divisive message that students who do not subscribe to the Ten Commandments.”

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Nicholas Ballasy is a reporter for Just the News.
Photo “Jeff Landry” by Jeff Landry. 






Reprinted with permission from Just the News 

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