Monday, June 27, 2005


The Ten Commandments rulings: An initial reaction

I haven't had a chance to read the decision yet, but the Supremes decided the McCreary case as I'd expected while letting the State of Texas keep its monument on the capitol grounds. Their decision is clearly not going to help the likes of former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, who would have commandments popping up like a fungus.

Over all, it seems quite a favorable ruling for those trying to stem the tide of the new Dark Ages, and a lot less "split" in its impact than today's headlines are suggesting. On the other hand, while the Christo-Republicans will certainly try to make hay out of any grass the Court cuts down, they're not going to find much fodder here.

By far the more politically explosive decisions were those the Court released last week on the powers of government to take private property for the benefit of other private property holders. More on that later.

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