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Issue: "A legal coup?," Nov. 25, 2000
  • Alabama Judge Roy Moore, who took on the ACLU over his practice of displaying the Ten Commandments in his courtroom, won election on Nov. 7 to become chief justice of the state's Supreme Court. During the campaign, Mr. Moore said that he would display the Ten Commandments at the Supreme Court's building if elected. "I believe God is looking down on these efforts of those people who wish to acknowledge his sovereignty over the affairs of men," he told supporters on election night. "I think it's time in this state and nation that we did just that."
  • When Hammond, Ind., mail carrier Pete Coleman learned that Jim Clapp, his wife's co-worker, had his rare B-positive blood type and needed a new kidney, he volunteered to make a "special delivery" to Mr. Clapp, who at the time was only an acquaintance. The two underwent transplant surgery in July, and each took three days to recover. Mr. Coleman's wife credits Providence for the fact that she was working with Mr. Clapp at a time of need. "It was God," Joanne Coleman said. "And everything turned out fine because of faith."

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