Thursday, December 22, 2005


Our First Activist Judge

John Bacon, a member of the wing-nut majority on the Kansas State Board of Education tells the Kansas City Star that Judge Jones’ ruling in the Dover case “went too far” in saying discussions with religious implications had no place in public schools.

“I can’t think of a better place to talk about it,” he said. “Public schools should be an expression of the prevailing culture.”

That's an interesting position to hold in the state that gave us the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision. There can be no doubt that segregation in the public schools was an expression of the prevailing culture at the time.

In Brown, the Supreme Court struck down the "separate but equal" doctrine in public education, ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, and required the desegregation of schools across America.

As a result, Chief Justice Earl Warren became the country's first activist judge, and billboards sprang up across the country demanding "Impeach Earl Warren."


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