Monday, June 14, 2004
Can't stand it
Michael Newdow, the male heir of Madalyn Murray O'Hair as the atheist that even fellow atheists wish would be smited, lost his ridiculous attempt to have "under G'd" stricken from the Pledge of Allegiance because he lacked standing to sue. The Supreme Court reversed the clueless Ninth Circuit and held that because Newdow isn't even his daughter's legal guardian (momma is the custodial parent), he cannot use her to try to delegitimize the Pledge. The decision: 8-0 with Scalia not sitting; three justices (CJ Rehnquist, O'Connor and Thomas) said that if the Court had reached the merits, they would have upheld the reference to G'd in the Pledge.