Monday, June 14, 2004

More like Supreme COWARDS

Court: Atheist dad can't sue over God reference in pledge

The court has ruled the man can't sue over the pledge's reference to God. The ruling is a procedural one, and doesn't address whether the words "one nation, under God" blur the line between church and state.
The court said Michael Newdow can't sue to ban the pledge from his daughter's school and others because he doesn't have the legal authority to speak for her.

The supremes have taken the easy way about shooting down the case on procedural grounds rather than wade neck deep into the culture war. Which honestly makes a lot of sense. This is an election year and there is no need to stir things up with a ruling on a hot button issue. Whether or not the US Constitution allows "God" is not particularly important, at least in the short term. The matter can safely be raised and settled at another, calmer time.


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