In 2018, the town of Prattville erected a monument with the 10 Commandments inscribed on its face. A private citizen donated the monument to the city, which was placed in the town square next to several bronze statues of children playing with balls and leaves. A town resident filed a preliminary injunction to have the monument removed as a violation of the prohibition of the Religious Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
Using the cases of and , decide whether the monument should be removed or not.
- Restate the facts of the case.
- How would you decide the case?
- State the legal reasons for your final decision.
- Cite specific parts of the cases that you rely upon to make your decision.