Saturday, July 30, 2005

Alabama Sharia 

Put this in the Talibornagain file I guess...

The Alabama Supreme Court issued a 100-+ page ruling in a child custody case. Why did it take so many pages? Because seven of the nine judges filed separate opinions. Why did they have to do this?

Because they could not agree on which Bible verses were most applicable to the case in question.

I swear to Go....well, I just affirm to you I am not making this up. I wish to Go...well, I wish very strongly that I were:

(via Alabama news roundup)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A divided Alabama Supreme Court decided a child custody dispute Friday with a history-making decision citing legal precedent, the Bible, and parents' relationship with God.

Justice Tom Parker, who wrote a dissenting opinion, noted that in the more than 7,100 cases in the Supreme Court's database, "this is the first case in which Justices of the Court have issued seven separate opinions."

Their opinions totaled 100 pages, which is unusually long for the state's highest court. The other decisions released by the Supreme Court Friday averaged 30 pages.

Five justices concurred with the lower court's decision, with noting that the father "had never spent 24 hours alone with his son."

Citing Psalms 127:3-5, [Justice Lyn Stewart] wrote that children are a gift from God, but they come with responsibilities.

In a lone dissent, Parker quoted from Romans 13:1-2, which says "there is no authority except from God." Parker wrote that God, not the state, has given parents the rights and responsibilities to raise their children.

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