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Baker Ten Commandments could violate First Amendment

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Posted: Sep 14, 2009 10:41 PM by Kristy Davis
Updated: Sep 17, 2009 5:43 PM
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A monument of the Ten Commandments placed in Baker's Veteran's park could cause the city legal problems.

The plaque was put up over a week ago in a public park. Taxes pay for the park which could make the plaque a violation of separation between church and state.

City Attorney Ron Wall believes the plaque would have to come down in a legal battle. No one has raised any legal objections so far.

Baker Mayor Harold Rideau says the city council did not vote on the monument but did approve of its placement.

Rideau also believes the monument is legal because a former city council member paid for it.

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