Another Federal Judge Wrongly Rules ?Pledge of Allegiance? Is Unconstitutional
Washington, DC "Here we go again. Another federal judge has just ruled that the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional because it contains the words "under God" in it," said Traditional Values Coalition Chairman Rev. Louis P. Sheldon today. "This latest outrage from Carter appointee United States District Court Judge Lawrence Karlton is all the more reason why it is absolutely essential that President Bush's next pick for the Supreme Court be a sound Constitutionalist like Judge John Roberts - not a judicial activist."
Rev. Sheldon continued: "Judge Karlton says he's bound by - precedent - from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in the previous lawsuit brought by atheist Michael Newdow. But, the Supreme Court tossed out the 9th Circuit's ruling because Newdow had no legal standing to bring the suit in the first place. Basing a legal decision upon a previously flawed decision from the 9th Circuit is an exercise in judicial tyranny and an abuse of power."
"This latest attack upon religious liberty proves once more how important it is that we have judges who understand that their role is that of an umpire not a pitcher or batter in legal matters. Judge Karlton has apparently decided to be a player, not an umpire."