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Referred in Senate (03/06/1997)

[Congressional Bills 105th Congress]
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[H. Con. Res. 31 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 31



                             March 6, 1997

     Received and referred to the Committee on Governmental Affairs


                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

   Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the display of the Ten 
Commandments by Judge Roy S. Moore, a judge on the circuit court of the 
                           State of Alabama.

Whereas Judge Roy S. Moore, a lifelong resident of Etowah County, Alabama, 
        graduate of the United States Military Academy with distinguished 
        service to his country in Vietnam, and graduate of the University of 
        Alabama School of Law, has served his country and his community with 
        uncommon distinction;
Whereas another circuit judge in Alabama, has ordered Judge Moore to remove a 
        copy of the Ten Commandments posted in his courtroom and the Alabama 
        Supreme Court has granted a stay to review the matter;
Whereas the Ten Commandments have had a significant impact on the development of 
        the fundamental legal principles of Western Civilization; and
Whereas the Ten Commandments set forth a code of moral conduct, observance of 
        which is universally acknowledged to promote respect for our system of 
        laws and the good of society: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That it is the sense of Congress that--
            (1) the Ten Commandments are a declaration of fundamental 
        principles that are the cornerstones of a fair and just 
        society; and
            (2) the public display, including display in government 
        offices and courthouses, of the Ten Commandments should be 

            Passed the House of Representatives March 5, 1997.


                                                ROBIN H. CARLE,


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