H.Con.Res.31 - 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.105th Congress (1997-1998)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4] (Introduced 03/03/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Transportation and Infrastructure | Senate - Governmental Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/06/1997 Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Governmental Affairs. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Referred in Senate (03/06/1997)
[Congressional Bills 105th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Con. Res. 31 Referred in Senate (RFS)] 1st Session H. CON. RES. 31 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES 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 permitted. Passed the House of Representatives March 5, 1997. Attest: ROBIN H. CARLE, Clerk.