Monday, June 14, 2004

SCOTUS gets out of Dodge 

The Supreme Court avoided ruling on the "Pledge case" by finding -- 8-0 with Scalia not participating -- that the plaintiff didn't have standing on account of an unresolved child custody dispute.

Since I believe that the Pledge case -- which would have determined whether may we may continue to foist the phrase "under God" on school children -- will neither expand nor contract our freedoms in a significant way no matter how decided, I congratulate the Justices for deftly avoiding yet another manufactured "culture war" kerfuffle. Especially this year. We have more important things to argue about.


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