Calvin E. von Weissenfluh forwarded this delicious bit of irony:
SAN FRANCISCO — The federal appeals court that ruled the Pledge of Allegiance was an unconstitutional endorsement of religion is being sued for allegedly displaying the Ten Commandments on its seal and courthouses.
The case was brought by Pleasanton attorney Ryan Donlon, who was admitted to practice before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in June.
In his lawsuit against the San Francisco-based court, he said the certificate admitting him contains the court’s seal which unlawfully contains what he believes is a tablet object that “represents the Judeo-Christian Decalogue commonly referred to as the Ten Commandments.”
My atheist self is a bit of an (ahem) agnostic on Ten Commandment displays. Doesn’t offend my tender (ahem) sensibilities any more than nativity scenes at the mall. But that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the sight of the 9th District Court squirming in its robes.