Sunday, June 19, 2005

Without Restraint: House of Representatives Edition

It's more fun and games with the federal courts. Via Kos and the NYT, we learn that the theocons have decided to take it on themselves to decide which court orders can and cannot be enforced:
During consideration of an appropriations bill for the Departments of State, Justice and Commerce, Representative John Hostettler, Republican of Indiana, introduced an amendment to prohibit any funds from being used to enforce Russelburg v. Gibson County. In that case, a federal court ruled that a courthouse Ten Commandments display violated the First Amendment and had to be removed. Mr. Hostettler declared that the ruling was unconstitutional, and inconsistent with "the Christian heritage of the United States."
Have any of them stopped to ponder why it is that, of those polled, only
19% believe that Congress shares their priorities?


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