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December 30, 2005

Cincinnati Federal Court discovers people with telepathy!!

From NewsMax...

On December 20, a three-judge panel from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upheld a public display of the Ten Commandments in a Kentucky courthouse.

The Mercer County display in question is nearly identical to displays the Supreme Court previously ruled unconstitutional in two other Kentucky counties in June 2005.

The Sixth Circuit explained the conflicting result by ruling that the displays had different purposes.

In declaring the previous displays unconstitutional, the Supreme Court pointed out that county officials spoke openly of their religious intentions in posting the Ten Commandments.

The judges in the Mercer County case said there was no such evidence of a religious purpose in Mercer County. They noted that the Ten Commandments display was no more prominent than displays of nearby copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and the "Star-Spangled Banner."

The opinion was particularly harsh on the American Civil Liberties Union, calling its arguments "tiresome" and claiming it does not represent a "reasonable person."

The opinion, written by Judge Richard Suhrheinrich, explained that the "reasonable person" remark is particularly important because the legal standard requires the court to determine whether a "reasonable person" would believe a display endorses religion, not whether it offends someone in the community.

So, apparently, the court has ruled that "reasonable" people have telepathy, otherwise how would they know the motivation of the person who put up two identical displays? At least they got the bit about the ACLU not representing reasonable people.

Posted by Danny Carlton at December 30, 2005 06:42 AM

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