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AI- 8209   5. B.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 02/15/2017  
Ten commandments monument
Submitted By: Norma Casas, County Attorney
Department: County Attorney  

Consult with County Attorney regarding legal issues concerning Nueces County Ten Commandment monument and related matters; Discuss and consider letter from the Americans United for Separation of Church and State regarding Nueces County Ten Commandments monument, any response to such letter, and related matters.
A letter was received from the Americans United for Separation of Church and State dated January 9, 2017 indicating that they had received a complaint regarding the Ten Commandment monument on the lawn of the Nueces County Courthouse. Their letter alleges that the display of this monument violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and that it be removed. They request a response letter advising how the County intends to proceed.

FISCAL IMPACT:  None at this time.

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