Wednesday, October 16, 2002
There's a trial going on in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama (that's the one in Montgomery), challenging the installation of a Ten Commandments statue in the State Supreme Court's building. The statue was placed there secretly by Chief Justice Moore, who also made national news with his views in a custody case, that (among other things) homosexuality is an abomination. The federal judge hearing the Ten Commandments-statue case, Judge Thompson, is extraordinarily scholarly. He also sometimes takes some time to issue rulings (presumably because he wants to be meticulous), so do not be surprised if this trial fails to end with a ruling from the bench.
posted by sam 7:38 AM
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