Sunday, September 26, 2004

Congressional Power Grab

The House passed legislation Thursday that would prevent the Supreme Court from ruling on whether the words "under God" should be stricken from the Pledge of Allegiance.

The bill, which the House approved, 247-173, would prohibit federal courts, including the Supreme Court, from hearing cases involving the pledge and its recitation and would prevent federal courts from striking the words "under God" from the pledge.

So would the Supreme Court be allowed to determine the constitutionality of this measure if it passes the Senate?