If it were any slower of a news day, we'd be linking to articles about church picnics.
Church and state:
- ACLU sues over court oaths | The North Carolina chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit asking the state to rule that the term "Holy Scriptures" refers not just to the Bible but to other sacred texts (The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.)
- Swazi king signs new Constitution, keeps powers | Mswati had earlier asked lawmakers to reconsider a clause stating that Christianity was the only recognised religion in Swaziland. It was dropped in the final version (Sapa-AFP)
- AG: High court not bound by Roe v. Wade | Talking about the landmark court decision legalizing abortion, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said a Supreme Court justice does not have to follow a previous ruling "if you believe it's wrong" (Associated Press)
- Also: Roberts's right to vote against Roe is defended | Gonzales cites high court's special role (The Washington Post)
- Also: Excerpts from Gonzales interview (Associated Press)
- Durbin was source for column about Roberts | Senate Minority Whip now says he was the source, but says Jonathan Turley incorrectly captured the private conversation (The Washington Times)
- The religious test | Dick Durbin and the Democrats persist in violating the constitution (Editorial, New York Sun)
- Keeping the faithful | If Democrats aren't careful, the Supreme Court confirmation battle over John Roberts could turn the "God gap" into a chasm (Michael Goodwin, New York Daily News)
- Poll: Fewer people link Islam, violence | Just over a third, 36 percent, now say the Islamic religion is more likely to inspire violence, while 44 percent said that in July 2003 (Associated Press)
- Report: Views of Muslim-Americans hold steady after London bombings | Fewer say Islam encourages violence (The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life)
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