Ashley McKathan, a judge in rural Covington County, Alabama, showed up to court yesterday wearing the Ten Commandments. Is it just me, or do Alabama judges seem significantly more prone to violating their own canons of ethics than those from other states? I also love that this article actually quotes Roy Moore, the guy who lost his job as chief justice of Alabama’s highest court for disobeying the law and behaving like a jackass; that’s sort of like asking Latrell Sprewell how he feels about Ron Artest’s NBA suspension, which is to say that it’s great theater but incredibly unimaginative. Of course, the same can be said for McKathan’s new robes…


That reminds me: I need to renew my membership to the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Maybe I’ll send them a little extra money. I forsee quite a few legal challenges in the next four years….

• Pinged by Dan Says on Dec 15, 2004, 12:49 PM