Actually…the court decided the guy suing did not have the STANDING to sue. There was NO ruling on the 10 commandments being legal.
The Supremes have made it QUITE clear that this is illegal except in an historical context and I would expect if this is appealed beyond the district court…they would eventually find the same here. Of course, standing is a real issue so this court ruled correctly and the ACLU made a mistake in filing this case using the plaintiff they did. This sets NO PRECEDENTS however. Because the plaintiff lived hundreds of miles from the courthouse…he had no case of personal harm to make. Had someone FROM the same county as the courthouse filed…then the Court would have had to rule on the facts of the case and established law.