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Moore offers monument as a U.S. Capitol display

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Seeking to move his battle over religion in government to a national stage, suspended state Chief Justice Roy Moore on Tuesday offered his Ten Commandments monument to Congress for display in the U.S. Capitol.

The offer came nearly three weeks after the 5,300-pound granite monument was removed from the rotunda of the state judicial building to comply with a federal judge's order. Moore refused to follow the order, but Alabama's eight associate justices overruled him.

Since the monument's removal, Moore has criticized U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson of Montgomery and the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for ruling that the monument is an improper governmental endorsement of religion.