Of Counsel

Legal Notes on Georgia and The South

Jesus in the Courtroom in Louisiana

Posted by Maggie on September 11, 2007

A federal district judge has allowed a picture of Jesus to remain on the wall in a Louisiana courthouse. The Judge who bought the picture claimed he thought it was just of “a lawgiver” even though that lawgiver sported a halo.

However, the picture is only staying because it has been surrounded with pictures of other lawgivers, such as Mohammad, Charlemagne, and Napoleon (an interesting selection–you couldn’t fit, say, George Washington in there?). Now there’s not much you can do about it since the Supreme Court itself has Moses on the wall in a similar context of lawgivers.

I like the result here, and it seems like everyone–even the ACLU–is happy.

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