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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Pledge of Allegiance Unconstitutional

Oh boy, here we go... Trial court in the world famous 9th Circus has gone and done it this time. The last time around a similar decision from the 9th Circus was reversed as the plaintiff lacked standing. Well, apparently they found a proper party this time. Let's wait and see what the Supremes do with this one...

From the AP:

Judge: School Pledge Is Unconstitutional
Sep 14 2:20 PM US/Eastern

SAN FRANCISCO

Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools was ruled unconstitutional Wednesday by a federal judge who granted legal standing to two families represented by an atheist who lost his previous battle before the U.S. Supreme Court.

U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton ruled that the pledge's reference to one nation "under God" violates school children's right to be "free from a coercive requirement to affirm God."

Karlton said he was bound by precedent of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which in 2002 ruled in favor of Sacramento atheist Michael Newdow that the pledge is unconstitutional when recited in public schools.
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ARC: MontereyJohn

Update:

I must have missed the memo! The Boss is always thinking!

From Instapundit:
September 14, 2005
KARL ROVE MUST HAVE ARRANGED THIS: Just as John Roberts is being quizzed by the Senate Judiciary Committee, another court declares the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional.