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Xref: taco alt.atheism:13761 talk.religion.misc:44768 misc.legal:31806 Path: ncsuvm!taco!gatech!usenet.ins.cwru.edu!magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu!zaphod.mps.ohio-state.edu!wupost!m.cs.uiuc.edu!kadie From: kadie@herodotus.cs.uiuc.edu (Carl M. Kadie) Newsgroups: alt.atheism,talk.religion.misc,misc.legal Subject: "Court Rules Atheist Don't Have to Take Oath" Message-ID: Date: 31 Aug 91 18:20:33 GMT Sender: news@m.cs.uiuc.edu (News Database (admin-Mike Schwager)) Organization: University of Illinois, Dept. of Comp. Sci., Urbana, IL Lines: 24 Nntp-Posting-Host: herodotus.cs.uiuc.edu According to an AP article in the Saturday New York Times: "Judges cannot require jurors who are atheists to swear an oath or any other religion-based promise that might violate their beliefs, a Federal appeals court [5th Circuit, New Orleans] has ruled." ... "The woman Robin Murray-O'Hair [granddaughter of Madilyn] filed three lawsuits when the judge, Guy Herman of Travis County, found her in contempt and jailed her." [She posted bond and was released after six hours detention.] ... "Voting in the majority were Chief Judge Charles Clark, who was appointed [by] Nixon, and Judge Irving L. Goldberg [appointed by Johnson]. Judge William L. Garwood [appointed by Reagan] dissented." -- Carl Kadie -- kadie@cs.uiuc.edu -- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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