MANSFIELD, Ohio – The American Civil Liberties Union says an Ohio judge has again posted the Ten Commandments in his courtroom, defying rulings that he not display them.
The group on Thursday asked a federal court to hold Richland County Common Pleas Judge James DeWeese in contempt.
In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower court's decision that a framed poster of the commandments in DeWeese's court violated the Constitution.
DeWeese denies he's displaying the Ten Commandments now and accuses the ACLU of attempting to silence speech.
While there is currently a poster in his courtroom that includes the commandments, DeWeese says it illustrates a debate about philosophies that affect the handling of criminal cases.