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Friday, September 15, 2006

HR 2679 passes Judiciary Committee

HR 2679 (Public Expression of Religion Act), the House bill that would bar attorney fee awards to winning plaintiffs in establishment clause lawsuits, was passed by the House Judiciary Committee and now moves to the House floor for a possible vote by the full House. If this bill and the companion Senate bill, S 3696, are passed into law, the "Dover trap" will be history -- rip-offs of the government such as occurred in the Kitzmiller v. Dover case and intimidation of the government such as occurred in Ohio and Lebec, Calif. (Hurst v. Newman) will be things of the past. Ed "It's My Way or the Highway" Brayton and other Darwinists must be having conniptions already.

The reactions of the ACLU and the AUSCS are here and here.

I would prefer a cap on attorney fee awards for both establishment clause cases and free exercise clause cases, but I think that HR 2679 is much better than nothing. Corrections to the law could always be made later.

Your Congressional representatives may be contacted through the following webpages:


House of Representatives

My previous comments about HR 2679 are in the following articles:

Answer to ACLU letter opposing S 3696 (HR 2679)

HR 2679 now has Senate companion bill, S 3696

More Ed Brayton lies about HR 2679

Challenge to Ed Brayton and his pals

Hypocritical Ed Brayton still doesn't get it on HR 2679

HR 2679, the bill barring attorney fee awards in establishment clause lawsuits

Is the party almost over for ACLU and AUSCS?



Anonymous Voice In The Wilderness said...

Of course it hasn't passed the House yet but it does look like a political move to step backwards and allow more irresponsible lawlessness by school boards.

Friday, September 15, 2006 12:34:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

>>>>> Of course it hasn't passed the House yet. <<<<<<

I'd bet that a lot of the people who are predicting that the bill will never pass are the same ones who predicted that the bill would never get this far.

Friday, September 15, 2006 12:53:00 PM  

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