Newdow Fighting Christian Prayer at Presidential Inauguration
A federal judge is expected to issue a ruling Friday in the case of a Sacramento man who wants to block any prayers from being recited at President Bush's inauguration.
Thursday, January 13, 2005
Michael Newdow – best known for trying to remove “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance – told a U-S District Judge yesterday that allowing a minister to say a Christian prayer at the inauguration violates the Constitution. But Newdow says he doesn’t think the judge will agree. No, I expect I’ll lose, I expect all lose all the way. I know I’m right. But there’s a lot of issues that come up. One of the key issues is can the judiciary tell the president what to do even if the president is violating the constitution and they are loathed to do that although that is their job and we’ll see what they say. Much of yesterday’s hearing centered on whether the lawsuit should be thrown out because Newdow lost a similar case in California last year. The judge said he would issue a ruling today. Steve Milne - KXJZ news.