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A Closer Look (Monumental Debate) #735941

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 21, 2003
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) A closer look at a story featuring religion, law, the Constitution & emotion introduced.

(Montgomery, Alabama: Erin Hayes) The controversy over the Ten Commandments monument in the state justice building in Montgomery, Alabama, featured; scenes shown of protesters outside the building. [Alabama supreme court chief justice Roy MOORE†- says he will never deny God.] [PROTESTER - calls it the Berlin Wall of religious freedom.] [Alabama attorney general Bill PRYOR†- says the monument will be removed from the state judicial building.] [PROTESTER, MOORE - speak out.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The enduring debate over the line between church & state introduced.

(New York: Bill Blakemore) The wider national debate over the First Amendment & the Ten Commandments examined; details given of Wisconsin & Pennsylvania cases. [Georgetown University Law Center professor Michael SEIDMAN†- says the words "establishment of religion" are not self-defining; states there is a cultural divide in the US.]

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Hayes, Erin;
Blakemore, Bill

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