Suing a Chief Justice

by Sal on January 13, 2009

in Judicial Watch,Politics,Religion

Well-known atheist activist Michael Newdow is suing Chief Justice John Roberts over the phrase “so help me God”, to be used at Barack Obama’s Presidential Inauguration.  The Chief Justice was served with the suit at his primary residence, and reacted gracefully.  One has to wonder about the legal implications of suing a sitting justice of the Supreme Court, let alone a sitting Chief Justice.  I imagine that he would have to recuse himself on any appeal, but what about the other justices?  They are all his colleagues and arguably his friends.

H/T: Patterico’s Pontifications

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