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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cartooning the Constitution

When cheerleaders at a public high school in Georgia were ordered to stop carrying banners with Christian scripture emblazoned on them (below), Clay Bennett, working for the Chattanooga, Tennessee Times Free Press imagined (above) how they might attempt to get around the ban which was enforced, of course, in response to first amendment concerns about the dividing line between church and state. In fact, as this New York Times story explains, the banners moved from the hands of cheerleaders to the hands of audience-members whose first amendment free expression right would actually defend their display.

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