Monday, June 14, 2004

"Under God"
A Supreme Court ruling today, Flag Day, allows the phrase "under God" to remain in our Nation's Pledge of Allegiance. I'm not sure that the ruling is much of a victory for the phrase because the Court's ruling seems to be based more on legal procedure or jurisdiction than the constitutional question itself. The Court found that the man who filed the lawsuit on behalf of his minor daughter did not have full custody of her and so could not legally speak or act on her behalf. Though concurring opinions written by other Justices seem to address the constitutional question, the matter, it seems to me, was decided outside of that realm.

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