You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
There wasn't even a ruling on if his actions were constitutional. There wasn't a ruling on "government" action.
He's saying that these people, in his opinion, didn't have grounds to sue. It's not the same as "every other ruling", and it doesn't say anything about whether or not the government had a right to do what it did. It should be obvious that it doesn't have to be "forced" by government to be violation of the establishment clause. When government starts supporting one religion over another, that's unconstitutional. This is a loophole this judge is using to not have to rule against prayer. It was a political move.In his opinion, Miller noted that attendance at the event is voluntary and ruled that the plaintiffs had not shown “a particularized concrete injury.”
They're appealing the ruling.
The right would squeal like a stuck pig if they were to hold a Muslim prayer rally, asking Allah to bless this nation. If that were the case, you'd hear Glenn Beck and ever other right wing pundit streaming "Church and State!!!"FFRF plans to appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals or to reconfigure the case so that it may be heard again. FFRF maintains that coercion into a religious practice is not required in order to bring suit under the Establishment Clause.
“Government endorsement of one religious view that excludes other religions and nonbelievers is enough,” said Dan Barker, FFRF co-president.
Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor attended the hearing in Houston and added, “Nobody would have trouble seeing the injury if a governor aligned himself with a radical Muslim group and used his office to call all citizens to a daylong prayer to Allah rally. This event is no different.”