The plaintiffs opposing a Louisiana law mandating the display of the Ten Commandments in every public school classroom have filed a motion for a preliminary injunction Monday, asking the court to refrain from imposing the law or allowing any related enforcement of it during pending legal proceedings.

Attorneys from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett joined efforts with the American Civil Liberties Union and others to file the lawsuit June 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana on behalf of nine multifaith families who challenge the law. The defendants in the case include: Louisiana Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley, members of the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and multiple school boards across the state.