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Commandments Display Allowed, New York Times, August 20, 2006

House passes Pledge of Allegiance shield: Approves measure meant to protect 'under God' phrase from activist judges, MSNBC News, July 19, 2006:

Opponents said the legislation, which would bar federal courts from ruling on the constitutional validity of the pledge, would undercut judicial independence and would deny access to federal courts to religious minorities seeking to defend their rights.

"We are making an all-out assault on the Constitution of the United States which, thank God, will fail," said Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

House Injects Prayer Into Defense Bill, Washington Post, May 12, 2006

'Activist Judges' targeted by state and federal laws, Talk To Action, March 17, 2006

Sandra Day O'Connor rips into GOP, DeLay, Cornyn, and warns of the "beginnings" of dictatorship, Daily News, March 10, 2006:

NPR's Nina Totenberg aired an amazing story this morning about a talk that just-resigned Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor gave at Georgetown University.

Scalia, States Rights, and "Legitimate Medical Procedures", Talk To Action, January 23, 2006

Remaking America as a Christian Nation, Talk To Action, December 21, 2005:

When Roy Moore , the Chief Justice of the Alabama State Supreme Court, installed a two-and-one-half-ton granite monument to the Ten Commandments in the Alabama state courthouse in Montgomery in July of 2001, he knew it was a deeply symbolic act. He was saying that God's laws are the foundation of the nation; and of all our laws.

Looking for the Religious Right? Follow the yellow legal pad. Talk To Action, November 25, 2005. Explains with great clarity the workings of the ACLJ, the Law School founded by Pat Robertson, and its legal stategies.

To read a compendium of articles about Terri Schiavo, Click here. Her case was a breathtaking example of how both the Florida and United States legislatures attempted to take power away from the courts, and how the courts consistently held their ground.

"You and I can bring the rule and reign of the cross to America -- and we can change America on our watch together." Black Pastor Urges Partnership Among Evangelicals, Catholics to Fight Culture War, Agape Press, August 17, 2005

Capital crimes in a theocracy, Theocracy Alert, July 27, 2005

Congress Assaults the Courts, Again New York Times, June 18, 2005

Religious Schools Train Lawyers for Culture Wars, NPR - Morning Edition, May 6, 2005

Attack Of The Clones: President Bush And His Religious Right Allies Want To Stack The Supreme Court With Right-Wing Ideologues, Church And State, March, 2005

Rehnquist Resumes His Call for Judicial Independence, New York Times, January 1, 2005

Bush Tries Again on Court Choices Stalled in Senate, New York Times, December 24, 2004

Stopping Specter, Bill Berkowitz, November 12, 2004

Attacking a Free Judiciary, New York Times, April 5, 2005

Bringing the Case against Judges, Christian Science Monitor, April 13, 2005

In Contempt of Courts, The Nation, April 11, 2005

In Theocracy They Trust, Salon, April 11, 2005


Last updated: August-2006