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Louisiana urges Congress to adopt Constitution Restoration Act.

After decades of passive acquiescence to outrageous judicial activism by the federal courts, Congress has recently awakened to its power, under Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution, to limit the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. Furthermore, since Congress created the federal court system under Article III, Section 1, the jurisdictions of all federal courts inferior to the Supreme Court are also completely under congressional control.

As reported in "Ending Judicial Activism" (May 30, 2005 issue of TNA; online at constitution/), the Constitution Restoration Act of 2005 would apply the Article III powers of Congress to prevent all federal courts, including the Supreme Court, from ruling on acknowledgement-of-God issues. Senate (S. 520) and House (H.R. 1070) versions of this bill were introduced on March 3, 2005. As of early December, S. 520 had eight cosponsors and H.R. 1070 had 44 cosponsors. Although both bills appear to be securely nestled in congressional committee limbo, help is on the way. On November 16, the Louisiana Senate passed a resolution which "Memorializes Congress to adopt the Constitution Restoration Act of 2005" by a vote of 34 to 0. The Louisiana House passed the same resolution by acclamation on November 21.

The Louisiana resolution asserts that it supports the Constitution Restoration Act for the purpose of "protecting the ability of the people of Louisiana to display the Ten Commandments in public places, to express their faith in public, to retain God in the Pledge of Allegiance, to retain 'In God We Trust' as our national motto, and to use Article III, Section 2.2 of the United States Constitution to except these areas from the jurisdiction of the United States Supreme Court."

Retired Judge Darrell White of Baton Rouge, a longtime activist on behalf of religious freedom and an active backer of the Louisiana resolution, told THE NEW AMERICAN: "A national movement is being organized to pass similar resolutions in support of the Constitution Restoration Act in many other states."
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Title Annotation:INSIDER REPORT
Publication:The New American
Geographic Code:1U7LA
Date:Dec 26, 2005
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