Thursday, April 14, 2005

Fourth Circuit throws water on the Chesterfield County witch

In Simpson v. Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, the Fourth Circuit in an opinion by Judge Wilkinson, joined by Judge Williams and Judge Niemeyer, and with a separate concurring opinion by Judge Niemeyer, held for the County in the witch/plaintiff's Establishment Clause challenge to her exclusion from the list of people who can lead the opening prayer at Board of Supervisors' meetings - I mean, the "non-sectarian invocation."

There was no account given in the opinion of the substance of these invocations.

The Chesterfield County Attorneys' office must be an interesting place to work.

Unrelated to Chesterfield County, the scene from the Wizard of Oz in which the Wicked Witch got doused can be seen and heard here.

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