February 12, 2004

Ten Commandments Monuments

Marcia Franklin and guests discuss the legal ramifications of having a monument listing the Ten Commandments placed on city- or state-owned property in Idaho.

She is joined by Rev. Bryan Fischer, pastor of Community Church of the Valley in Boise, and David Adler, professor of political science at Idaho State University in Pocatello. Fischer, the former chaplain of the Idaho State Senate, is on the leadership team of the Keep the Commandments Coalition. He also is a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against the city of Boise regarding a Ten Commandments monument. Adler, a member of the ISU faculty since 1985, teaches classes on constitutional law and civil rights and liberties, and has written extensively about the U.S. Constitution.