The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the Harris County, Texas case over a 50 year-old display of the Bible in the county court lobby. Kay Staley took the county to court over the display, claiming the Bible was "offensive." At the time of her claim, the display was stored in a closet while the lobby was going through some renovations, so her complaint was over an "offensive" Bible that was visible to no one. Three years ago, U.S. District Judge Sim Lake rules that the display was an endorsement of religion, the display needed to be removed and the county needed to reimburse Staley's legal costs, in excess of $40,000. The county is now investigating alternate locations for the display.
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