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September 15, 2005

Activist judge rules pledge "unconstitutional"

From the Boston Herald...

The Pledge of Allegiance was shot down by a federal judge in California yesterday, potentially setting up another Supreme Court battle over the oath.

U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton said the pledge's reference to one nation ``under God'' violates students' constitutional right to be ``free from a coercive requirement to affirm God.''

Karlton said he was bound by the precedent set by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled in 2002 in favor of Sacramento atheist Michael Newdow before the Supreme Court dismissed the case last year.

Okay, aside from the fact that the doofus doesn't even know how to spell “Carlton” wouldn't the Supreme Court reversal of the 9th Circus's ruling make it moot?

Couldn't be better timing, though. This sure takes the wind out of the sails of the Liberals in the Senate whining about Roberts, when they've got courts packed with Activist Liberal judges more than willing to impose their own personal politics on the rest of the district they pretend to rule over.

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Posted by Danny Carlton at September 15, 2005 06:31 AM

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And you think its a good think for Christianity when Children are coerced by the state to affirm God?

Posted by: Blackpriester at September 15, 2005 01:28 PM

Coerced? Is there any school that requires the Pledge to be recited? There are plenty of schools that require students to affirm the religion of Evolution, yet that's not only legal, but funded by the taxes, taken by force, from people who strongly object to it.

Posted by: Danny Carlton at September 15, 2005 04:15 PM

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