Wednesday, December 04, 2002

John sends this story about lawyers wanting $704k in legal fees to get the Ten Commandments removed from an Alabama courthouse. I say that if it cost $704k in legal work to figure out that a trivial little plaque might be unconstitutional, then the courts should just ignore it.

But what keeps these cases going is that they are big money-makers for certain legal organizations. One of the plaintiffs here is the racist Southern Poverty Law Center, which can then use the money to fund its racist causes.

Meanwhile, the court that said the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional is now refusing to let the child, her mother, or even the US Senate intervene. The child does not object to the Pledge. The court ruled that an act of Congress endorsing the Pledge was unconstitutional, but will not let the Senate be a party to argue the case. I think these judges should be impeached.

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