Tag Archives: court

‘Under God’ is a pledge to the government, but not religion?

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has held that the words "under God" contained in the pledge of allegiance are not a prayer, but a recognition of allegiance to the US government. Interestingly enough, the same court in 2002 said…

Should Former Defense Secretary Rumsfeld Be Prosecuted for His Interrogation Policies?

Post by Randall Ryder A federal court has allowed a suit against former Defense Secretary Rumsfeld to go forward. The suit was initiated by by two former employees of an Iraq owned security firm. The two employees allegedly saw their…

Prosecutor Asked to Remove Ash Wednesday Marking From Forehead

An Iowa Assistant County Attorney was asked by a the presiding judge to remove an Ash Wednesday marking from his forehead. The attorney had just returned from lunch to continue with a trial. The defense attorney, after noticing the mark,…

California Gay Marriage Trial To Be Shown on YouTube

A federal court judge in California has decided to broadcast the upcoming trial on California’s gay marriage ban as part the 9th Circuits experimental broadcast program. The experimental program, just adopted, allows non-jury civil cases to be filmed by court…