June 27, 2005


The news is just breaking SCOTUS says no to religious idolatry in public courthouses. YIPPEE-FUCKIN-YA!

*Happy days are here again....*


Blogger Digitalicat said...

Did you read the rest of the news? SCOTUS left the door wide open for commandment displays on public land, depending on context. It's kind of a messy ruling.

11:54 PM  
Blogger The Raving Badger said...

I posted as soon as it broke. There wasn't even an article at that point and I was stuck in the office with no TV.

The second case (Texas case) sucks rocks, but hey, so did the New London case last week and the medical marijuana case a few weeks ago. I'm starting to think it was a grand compromise to get those two guys off death row in Texas. This court is being schizophrenic to say the least.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Digitalicat said...

Well, the mixed commandments rulings could be worse. Really, has anything changed? SCOTUS has made the issue clear as mud, just like it was before.

The New London decision worries the hell out of me, though.

1:41 AM  
Blogger The Raving Badger said...

Agreed on New London. I think the court was trying to give room for future courts to distiguish on certain facts (i.e. long depression, a plan certain for recovery, etc.) but it's a bad decision. Thankfully, state legislatures are responding by introducing legislation outlawing such moves. They are doing that here already in reponse to New London and word is they'll use the Arkansas and Maine models for a new law here. I hope it passes. There certainly is enough hue and cry to make it a popular issue to vote for with election cycles coming up soon.

11:22 AM  

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