In the 1980 case of Stone v. Graham, the Supreme Court ruled that the posting of the Ten Commandments (the rules that, according to Jewish and Christian belief, were given by God to Moses) violated the Constitution’s requirement of church-state separation. However, following the April 1999 violence at Columbine High School in Colorado, in which two students armed with automatic weapons killed thirteen people and wounded twenty-three before taking their own lives, many political and religious leaders called for the display of the Ten Commandments in schools and other public...
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