Saturday, December 10, 2005

Prisoner With Too Much Time On His Hands

Sweet title to a recent Third Circuit Decision:

Awala, and the People of the Philadelphia Religious Community Center, et al.
v.
People Who Want to Restrict Our First Amendment Rights, Primarily to Intimidate Rather Than Religious Purposes Maintenance on Courthouse Grounds of Illuminated Granite Monolith On Which "Ten Commandments" Were Inscribed Together With Other Symbols, et al.

An inmate in Philadelphia (Gbeke Michael Awala) filed this case earlier this year and seemed to be asking the Third Circuit to overturn the recent Supreme Court decision that held two courthouse displays of the Ten Commandments unconstitutional. Awala asked the court to order that all of the religious monuments that have been removed across the country be replaced

9 comments:

melbo said...

Idleness is the devil's playground, after all. Now have proof that prisoners with too much free time are subject to horrible acts such as petitioning the government to advance religion and violation of our first amendment rights. This is clearly the dark lord at work. That dirty knave.

Gargantus said...

i'm glad somebody responded to this one, i was trying my damnedest to think of a post that was fitting, clever, and intelligent, but then i realised i'd have to read the links etc.

Marc said...

Another reason Melissa is great... she comes through in the clutch and bails you out of having to read links.

melbo said...

Wha-- who's Melissa?? Maybe your next post can be about the rest of the top ten reasons she's great. Just a thought.

Gargantus said...

Exactly, Melbo. We don't need to use real names on here... last thing i need is more girls stalking me, so i try to keep my name secret. Marc i would also like a list about myself...

Marc said...

Legislation final first... then you'll have your lists dammit!

Gargantus said...

Can't hardly wait.

Hobby Horse said...

Nice grammatics, Gargy!

angela nzeribe said...

this guy must be smart with guts for him to bring this thing up ( restoration of the ten commandments ) what is he trying to say ---he belives this nation was founded on religious principles even B/4 his great grand fathers days in nigeria so what would Abraham LINCON HAVE TO SAY IT HE WAS THE JUDGE ABOUT 200 YEARS AGO . AMERICA DONT FORGET YOUR PAST COSE THAT IS WATH WILL BRING THE FUTURE