Friday, May 16, 2003

Supporting the further appeal of the VMI dinner prayer case

The Virginian-Pilot has this editorial and the Free Lance-Star has this editorial in support of AG Kilgore's decision to take further appeals of the decision in the VMI dinner prayer case, concluding that "the parties might as well get clarification by taking the issue as high as possible within the court system" and noting that the "solemnity and sense of order and humility that organized prayer can convey are in keeping with [VMI]'s unique philosophy."

Of course, the majority of the U.S. Supreme Court has not shown much sympathy for the unique philosophy of VMI in the prior cases dealing with another issue, the admission of women. I've never met a VMI graduate of any age who did not impress me, so maybe that "philosophy" deserves some deference.

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