The lawsuit over Arkansas’ monument of the Ten Commandments is still languishing in federal court.
The Arkansas Legislature passed a measure in 2015 authorizing the privately-funded monument on the State Capitol Building grounds.
The case originally was set to go to trial in July of 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is unclear when the federal court in Little Rock intends to resolve the case.
In September the plaintiffs and defendants in the lawsuit both asked U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker to establish a schedule that would allow the lawsuit to go to trial by June 5, 2023.
As of Thursday, the court does not seem to have granted or denied that request.
As we have written before, Arkansas’ monument of the Ten Commandments is identical to one the U.S. Supreme Court ruled constitutional in Texas in 2005.
There just shouldn’t be anything controversial about a monument honoring the significance of the Ten Commandments.
Historians have long recognized the Ten Commandments as one of the earliest examples of the rule of law in human history, and they have helped shape the laws in countries around the world.
Arkansas’ monument simply honors that legacy.