The juridical jokes continue: H.R. 2028

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

Here’s the text to H.R. 2028:

A BILL
To amend title 28, United States Code, with respect to the jurisdiction of Federal courts inferior to the Supreme Court over certain cases and controversies involving the Pledge of Allegiance.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Pledge Protection Act of 2003′.

SEC. 2. JURISDICTION LIMITATION.

(a) IN GENERAL- Chapter 99 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

`Sec. 1632. Jurisdiction limitation

`No court established by Act of Congress shall have jurisdiction to hear or determine any claim that the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, as set forth in section 4 of title 4, violates the first article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States.’

I left out the clerical ammendment. Here’s the roll call. This is the “priority”? Is Congress this bored and easily amused? Perverted? Currently, lots of things are up for grabs: intelligence reforms, appropriations, and this is what passes the House. Any change of this lousy example of “law” skating through the Senate? Can a mouse eat a ’57 Chevy? Chaos here; chaos abroad, and the smiley face smirks to smirk.


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