Helpers among the community of Pittsburgh area UUs. Link to the main Sunnyhill site.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Legislating Violations of the Constitution -

Legislating Violations of the Constitution - conservatives in the House of Representatives have now passed an insidious bill to try and limit enforcement of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, by denying attorneys fees to lawyers who successfully challenge government actions as violating this key constitutional provision. For instance, a lawyer who successfully challenged unconstitutional prayers in schools or unconstitutional symbols on religious property or impermissible aid to religious groups would -- under the bill -- not be entitled to recover attorneys' fees.

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