Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Supreme Court, Decalogue, and Me

This morning I received an email from my PhD professor at UCSD and friend Richard E. Friedman which said that a book that I co-authored called The Nine Commandments was cited in the recent Supreme Court case involving the public display of the Ten Commandments. The attorney who was arguing against having the monument said in his brief that there is no non-sectarian version of the Ten Commandments. Jews, Catholics, and Protestants all list them (and sometimes translate them) differently. And to cite a source for this point, he chose The Nine Commandments. You can view the legal brief in pdf format here.

First, I am glad that the side of this debate with which I agree used the source. Second, as minute as it may be, I think it is pretty cool that something I wrote was cited by the Supreme Court.

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