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Allegany County seeks dismissal of Ten Commandments suit

Allegany County seeks dismissal of Ten Commandments suit

Attorneys for Allegany County are asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit of a man who wants to have a Ten Commandments monument removed from the grounds of the county courthouse.

Jeffrey Davis, a resident of nearby Garrett County who also owns property in Allegany County, filed the federal lawsuit in April.

"Plaintiff believes the monument represents only one religious point of view and therefore sends a message of exclusion to those who do not adhere to that particular religion (Christianity), in violation of the U.S. Constitution," the complaint reads.

The suit, which seeks compensatory damages, also states that the monument's presence at the courthouse...

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