Wednesday, March 24, 2004
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments about the Pledge of Allegiance. I think that the "under God" bit is an unconstitutional travesty, but honestly I don't care too much; there are more important battles to fight. But this did amuse me:
Newdow, 50, held his own under a barrage of fast-paced questions. Chief Justice William Rehnquist threatened to clear the courtroom if spectators applauded Newdow a second time.The applause must have been good to hear. I'm glad that someone takes this seriously enough to devote some real effort to demonstrating the obvious.
Update: Amanda Butler at Crescat Sententia was in the courtroom for the oral arguments, and gives a detailed account of the proceedings.