A judge overseeing a lawsuit challenging the display of the Ten Commandments in a Virginia public high school has sent the case into mediation.
Media outlets report that instead of making a ruling, U.S. District Judge Michael Urbanski in Roanoke on Monday urged both sides to consider whether the display could leave out four commandments that have "God" in the wording. Urbanski could still rule if the two sides don't come to an agreement.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia had sued on behalf of a student to remove the Ten Commandments from Narrows High School, saying it violates the First Amendment's protection against government endorsement of religion.
The Giles County School Board argued the display was part of a larger presentation that includes other historical documents.