June 16th, 2017
U.S District Judge has ruled that the Ten Commandments monumbet can remain in front of the public school in suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pa. stating that Schaub’s contacts with the monument was superficial at best.
Atheist Marie Schaub had filed a lawsuit to remove the 10 Commandments monument stating that she and her daughter were forced to come into direct, regular, and unwelcome contact with the Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of Valley High School .
The three-year old lawsuit by Madison based atheist group Freedom from Religion Foundation found no support in the court as the judge concluded that none of the allegations found any adequate standing to bring a lawsuit.
U.S. District Judge Terrence F. McVerry mentioned that the plaintiffs have failed to establish that they were forced to come into direct, regular and unwelcome contact with the Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of Valley High School.
Schaub had earlier written letter to the school district superintendent and the school bard regarding removal. When the school district refused, she filed a case in September 2012 saying the Ten Commandments monument violates the Establishment Clause.