Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Court says flag pledge violates Constitution

Court says flag pledge violates Constitution - Yahoo! News
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A California atheist who last year lost a Supreme Court fight to remove the phrase "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance won an initial round on Wednesday to revive his cause in the courts.
A U.S. district court rejected a motion to dismiss his case to get the words excised from the pledge, which is recited by millions of schoolchildren every day. It cited the precedent of an earlier ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
"The court concludes that it is bound by the Ninth Circuit's previous determination that the school district's policy with regard to the pledge is an unconstitutional violation of the children's right to be free from a coercive requirement to affirm God," Judge Lawrence Karlton wrote.

Ahhh. Looks like the pledge fight is back. See my previous rant/post for my opinion on the subject. Can't wait to see if the Supreme Court does another Matrix dodge on this one.


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