Monday, June 27, 2005
Liberation of Minnie Lou and Display of Ten Commandments
According to BBC, "...... the decision to remove the curtains which covered the two statues was taken by an assistant attorney general, and not Mr Gonzales himself, the spokesman added.
Mr Gonzales "agreed with the recommendation", Kevin Madden said.
The Fine Balance in the Supreme Court
Good news this morning.
In a 5-4 decision, the justices of the Supreme Court ruled that: "......two exhibits in Kentucky cross the line between separation of church and state because they promote a religious message."
Later, the Court, in a second case about the constitutionality of displays of Ten Commandments on government property filed by the attorney general of Texas, ruled (again by 5-4 decision) that :".....it was permissible for a monument based on the revered text to be exhibited at the Texas state legislature".
The conservatives have made no secret of their goal to destroy the fine balance in the Supreme Court. When vacancies occur, two appointments by President Bush would very likely achieve that end.
Note: This post edited/revised at 7:05 PM following the ruling in the second case.