Lawsuit alleges Gingrich stole to promote Ten Commandments

From HuffPost Hill:

GINGRICH STOLE TO PROMOTE TEN COMMANDMENTS, LAWSUIT ALLEGES – Jason Cherkis: “In December 2009, D.C. photographer Carrie Devorah filed suit in U.S. District Court against Newt Gingrich and his book publishers citing copyright infringement. The former House speaker allegedly swiped five of Devorah’s photos for his book, Rediscovering God in America. Two pictures were also used without her consent for the book’s DVD version, according to her complaint. The stolen pics, taken from Devorah’s series ‘God in the Temples of Government,’ were as sacred as pictures of Washington architecture and sculpture can get. They included snaps of the Liberty of Worship statute outside the Ronald Reagan Building and several shots of the Ten Commandments found in the Supreme Court, Library of Congress and the National Archives. Gingrich and Co. settled the case for an undisclosed cash settlement last spring. When reached by phone this afternoon, Devorah had this to say about her case and the struggling presidential candidate: ‘You don’t steal to promote the Ten Commandments. How can you be a person of faith?'”

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