To make such a change stick, Sotomayor, if confirmed, would first have to wait for the court to hear a case that challenges the “Incorporation Doctrine” by which the Supreme Court extended the limitations set upon the federal government to the state government.
Until the “Incorporation Doctrine” ruling and subsequent rulings based upon it were made, states enjoyed the freedom to dictate prayer in public schools, indeed, declare a state religion, plus place limitations in behavior the federal government could not.
I doubt there's even the slightest chance of the court hearing a case that would overturn the “Indoctrination Doctrine”, be it a Democrat or Republican court.
Now that’s an interesting post.
posted on 06/11/2009 4:45:15 PM PDT
by glock rocks
(Being an optimist is getting to be quite a job these days...)
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