New Mexico Ten Commandments monument moving after ruling

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — A Ten Commandments monument in a northwestern New Mexico city at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court fight is coming down.

The Daily Times of Farmington, New Mexico, reports the Four Corners Historical Monument Project announced this week the monument located outside of City Hall in Bloomfield, New Mexico, will be moved.

The group’s founder, Kevin Mauzy, says it will be placed at another prominent location within the city limits.

The move comes after the U.S. Supreme Court last week sided with a lower court that ordered Bloomfield to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the lawn outside City Hall.

Civil liberties advocates behind the case called the decision involving Bloomfield a victory for the separation of church and state.

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