BY COULTER JONES, STAFF WRITER
Luzerne County removed its nativity scene and menorah displays from the courthouse lawn Wednesday after the American Civil Liberties Union threatened to sue the county on the basis the display is unconstitutional.
County Solicitor Vito DeLuca said the county received notice from the ACLU several weeks ago about the display. After it was clear the ACLU would continue with legal action unless the display was completely removed, they decided to take it down. DeLuca said the county’s insurance would automatically kick in if the county is sued. Read More
The American Civil Liberties Union threatened to sue if the displays were not removed.
The actual manger was taken off the lawn outside the Luzerne County courthouse Thursday morning.
As for the rest of the nativity scene and the menorah, all of that was taken inside Wednesday night and is in the the basement of the courthouse. Read More
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Pennsylvania County Agrees To Remove Religious Symbols From Courthouse Lawn
Luzerne County Courthouse Display Of Nativity Scene And Menorah Violated Constitution, Civil Liberties Groups Advised
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17, 2009