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Wed Dec 6 12:22:51 PST 2000
--- Garrett Epps <eppsgarrett at NETSCAPE.NET> wrote:
> No. I can't decide if this query is just silly or
> truly ominous. But I can imagine the outrage of the
> poster if someone were to begin suggesting that a
> judge was unfit to hear a case because of sworn
> membership in a religious society, or a fraternal
Garrett makes a good point here. Suppose students at a
religious law school took an oath to always use the
Bible as their reference point in interpreting the
law. Surely, many on this list would be concerned
about the objectivity of a Justice who had taken such
I don't know whether to be concerned about the Howard
oath, because I don't know what the oath commits the
Howard graduate to do. I have offered no opinion on
the oath or on those who have taken it. I merely asked
It seems some on the list don't like the question.
This makes me all the more curious.
By the way, I assume many of you do in fact believe
that judges who belong to discriminatory fraternal
lodges or country clubs are indeed unfit to serve as
judges. Am I wrong about this?
> Garrett Epps
> Associate Professor
> University of Oregon Law School
> 1221 University of Oregon
> Eugene OR 97403
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