La Crosse City Council Votes to Appeal Court Order to Remove Ten Commandments

La Crosse City Council Votes to Appeal Court Order to Remove Ten Commandments

U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb

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In La Crosse, Wisconsin, the city council votes 15-2 to appeal a federal court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the Cameron public park.

Last month, U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb ordered the removal of the monument, which had been installed by the Eagles Club in 1965.

The lawsuit against the monument was filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the La Crosse city council originally tried to solve the problem by fencing off the monument and selling the tiny bit of land to the Eagles Club. This scheme was rejected by the federal court.

La Crosse mayor John Medinger recommended accepting the decision of the District Court, but the city council vote is large enough to override any veto.

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