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Candidate wants to post Ten Commandments in Hamilton County Courthouse

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -

Nearly 12 years after a federal judge forced Hamilton County commissioners to remove the Ten Commandments from three public buildings, a candidate for a Circuit Court judgeship is asking commissioners to put them back up.

But this time, she's asking that they be shown in a more academic light.

Catherine Cate White is seeking the Republican nomination for Hamilton County Circuit Court Judge Division 1, along with candidate J.B. Bennett.

On Friday, she sent a letter to commissioners and Mayor Jim Coppinger asking them to consider a resolution to display a collection of historic documents including the Magna Carta, "The Star-Spangled Banner," the national motto, the Ten Commandments and others at the courthouse.

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