Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Bill Aims to Hamper Seperation of Church and State Lawsuits

This is still in the Senate!

The House passed a bill yesterday that would bar judges from awarding legal fees to the American Civil Liberties Union and similar groups that sue municipalities for violating the Constitution's ban on government establishment of religion.

"But we're watching it, because it is designed to do real damage to First Amendment protections," she said. "What the backers of this legislation are leaving out of the discussion is that fees are only awarded when we've been successful in showing that someone's constitutional rights have been violated."


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now that the Senate has a Democratic majority, there's at least a chance this nonsense will die the beggar's death it deserves.