Friday, March 30, 2018

unrepentant liberal judge

[Judge Stephen] Reinhardt joined another judge in ruling in 2002 that the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance were unconstitutional.
Then-President George W. Bush called the decision ridiculous, and California’s Democratic governor at the time, Gray Davis, defended the pledge as “one of our most profound human expressions of American patriotism.”
The 9th Circuit later overturned the decision, but not without a dissent from Reinhardt, who maintained that “under God” had an unconstitutional religious purpose....
Reinhardt died of a heart attack during a visit to a dermatologist in Los Angeles....
Glad to have lived in a time he infused.

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