Playing With Constitutional Fire
A few days ago I broke down a case from the Ninth Circuit permitting sectarian prayers at the opening of city council meetings for a city in California. In 2011, the Fourth Circuit reached the opposite conclusion with respect to a North Carolina county. And some legislators in North Carolina are hopping mad, and they’ve resolved to do something about it. Something with a lengthy historical pedigree, something which raises the hairs on the back of my neck in wariness.