Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Damn Activist Judges

I mean, seriously, for fuck's sake...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A judge refused to delay a trial Tuesday when an attorney objected to his wearing a judicial robe with the Ten Commandments embroidered on the front in gold.

Circuit Judge Ashley McKathan showed up Monday at his Covington County courtroom in southern Alabama wearing the robe. Attorneys who try cases at the courthouse said they had not seen him wearing it before. The commandments were described as being big enough to read by anyone near the judge.

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McKathan told The Associated Press that he believes the Ten Commandments represent the truth "and you can't divorce the law from the truth. ... The Ten Commandments can help a judge know the difference between right and wrong."

He said he doesn't believe the commandments on his robe would have an adverse effect on jurors.

"I had a choice of several sizes of letters. I purposely chose a size that would not be in anybody's face," he said.

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Such a favor this fair-minded judge does for us all... wearing the ten commandments on her his robe in only small, modest gold letters. Just as well, a judge will be much easier to carry out of a courthouse than a ten-ton block of marble.

PS: observant readers will notice that I haven't said anything about Ohio as yet... but don't think I'm not paying attention. For now, I would only say this: visualize a grandy jury.
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