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Losing counties in Ten commandments cases face growing legal bills to ACLU
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SOMERSET The legal bill continues to mount for two south-central Kentucky counties from their lengthy, unsuccessful fight to post copies of the Ten Commandments in their courthouses.

This week, U.S. District Judge Jennifer Coffman awarded an additional $23,366 in attorney fees and costs to the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky for its work in challenging the displays, which were ruled unconstitutional.

Pulaski and McCreary counties now owe the ACLU a total of $456,881, nearly all of it for attorney fees. That figure doesn't include mounting interest.

It's not clear how the two counties would pay the bill, officials from both said Wednesday.

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  -Losing counties in Ten commandments cases face growing legal bills to ACLU rug  May-19-11 01:39 PM   #0 
  - Some just seem to never learn....  cleanhippie   May-19-11 01:41 PM   #1 
  - No incentive -- they owe but they haven't paid.  damntexdem   May-19-11 02:06 PM   #6 
  - Surely the local churches will step up to the plate.  Sonoman   May-19-11 01:44 PM   #2 
  - I bet if they wanted to post the Declaration of Independence  Angry Dragon   May-19-11 01:45 PM   #3 
  - +1  Poll_Blind   May-19-11 01:46 PM   #4 
  - God didn't write the Constituion...  texshelters   May-19-11 05:18 PM   #8 
  - Whoa! Way to waste money, Pulaski and McCreary!  struggle4progress   May-19-11 02:03 PM   #5 
  - Don't you think that posting the 10 Commandments in the courthouse  texshelters   May-19-11 05:17 PM   #7 
  - St Maries, Benewah County, Idaho has the Ten Commandments  cayanne   May-19-11 05:37 PM   #9 
  - Just call it a stupid tax. n/t  customerserviceguy   May-19-11 06:50 PM   #10 
  - I am glad to hear of the woes of those wanting to display the Ten Commandments  MikeH   May-20-11 10:03 PM   #11 

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