ABH: Commandments display removed

WINDER — A Ten Commandments display in the Barrow County Courthouse, which was the subject of a nearly two-year legal battle, has been quietly removed, in compliance with a federal court order.

And Barrow County residents likely will be left with a $150,000 legal bill, the price it cost after one anonymous resident sued his government over the Judeo-Christian icon hanging in the breezeway of the county courthouse in downtown Winder.

U.S. District Court Judge William O’Kelley entered an order Tuesday ordering that the Ten Commandments display be removed, according to court records. As a part of that order, Barrow County will also pay the plaintiff, “John Doe,” $1 in damages and will pay the $150,000 in legal fees the American Civil Liberties Union spent on the lawsuit.

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