When the Supreme Court reconvenes after its mid-winter break, it will consider several controversial cases.
Two involve how the government has dealt with the post 9/11 terrorist threats and whether “under God” in the pledge of allegiance is constitutional.
The pledge of allegiance case has received the biggest headlines. Oral arguments in that one are scheduled for the end of March.
We pretty much know the way the liberals and conservatives will divide. That leaves justices Sandra Day O’Connor – the swing vote on so many crucial issues, like abortion – and Anthony Kennedy.
Both are Reagan appointees and both have disappointed conservatives in many cases. This proves that you can’t always trust republican presidents to do the right thing.
It’s going to be an interesting session, but my allegiance is to one over whom the Supreme Court has no power. That’s because he is the supreme judge.
I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.