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My dear friend Mathew Staver
McCreary County, KY, et al. v. ACLU of KY, et al.
Docket: 03-1693
Term: 04-05
Appealed From: 6th Circuit Court of Appeals (Dec. 18, 2003)
Oral Argument: March 2, 2005
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And Falwell's take:

Date: January 27, 2005
From: Jerry Falwell


My dear friend Mathew Staver, president and general counsel for the
Orlando, Fla.-based Liberty Counsel, will stand before the U.S. Supreme
Court to defend the posting of the Ten Commandments in the public square.
This is a daunting task, but I have great faith in Mat's abilities and have
confidence that God has raised up this man to take on this crucial undertaking.

The High Court agreed last October to take on the high-profile issue of
whether the display of the Ten Commandments in the public square is
constitutionally protected. Two lower court rulings reached conflicting
views on displays of the biblical tenets on public buildings.

Mr. Staver will appear before the nine justices at the Court on March 2. He
says this court case, McCreary County v. ACLU of Kentucky, is one of the
most important church-state cases of the last half-century. I agree. The
Court's ruling will be consequential in determining the future of public
religious historical artifacts throughout the nation.

Mr. Staver, who is also chairman of the Liberty University School of Law
and a member of the Liberty University Board of Trustees, and his legal
team are spending a great deal of time preparing for his appearance at the
Court. He says he has been bolstered by crucial support from the U.S.
Attorney General's office and 26 states that have filed amicus briefs in
support of Liberty Counsel's position.

Last updated: February 3, 2005