Originally posted by rwingett
When did they rule this? I haven't heard about it. This is a different case from the Michael Newdow one, right?
Check out any news website. Newdow is involved, but he's not representing his child this time. Instead, he is representing three families. Basically, because of the 9th district court of appeal's previous decision (which SCOTUS chose not to decide on its merits), the judge's hands were tied in this case. We'll see how things progress through the appeals. I expect this will get back to SCOTUS pretty quickly. Only this time, SCOTUS will be even less favorable.
I respect and believe in what Newdow is doing, but I wish this were not becoming big news again just as Bush is selecting another justice. It just gives him more justification in the eyes of a lot of xtian Americans to nominate a very conservative justice.