New Pledge of Allegiance Case,
and precential effect of Ninth Cir cuit's earlier Newdow decision
bp51414 at ALLTEL.net
Wed Sep 14 18:19:22 PDT 2005
If that was the judge's reasoning, then regardless of whether his ultimate ruling was legally right or wrong, he doesn't understand his job. Judges aren't supposed to rule based one what they think is the right thing or the wrong thing. That's what legislators do. Judges are supposed to rule based on what the law says, regardless of whether or not the end result fits with what they think qualifies as "do[ing] the right thing".
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From: ArtSpitzer at aol.com
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Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:10 PM
Subject: Re: New Pledge of Allegiance Case,and precential effect of Ninth Cir cuit's earlier Newdow decision
Perhaps the real explanation for the district judge's statement about being bound is that he wanted to do the right thing, but needed to place the blame elsewhere. Even life tenure doesn't solve all problems.
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