Religious right rails at high court rulings

The second Justice Sunday event
Speakers at a rally designed to support socially conservative nominees to federal courts decried several decades of Supreme Court rulings on social issues, but made little direct mention of the current battle over a Supreme Court nominee.

Several conservative leaders spoke from the pulpit of Two Rivers Baptist Church in Nashville on August 14 as part of the second “Justice Sunday” event. Sponsored by major religious right organizations, the rally followed a similar one in April designed to push the Senate to approve President Bush’s nominees to the federal courts.

The second gathering focused attention on the Supreme Court, which has its first vacancy in 11 years. But few speakers mentioned Bush’s nominee, federal appellate judge John Roberts, choosing instead to criticize several high court rulings of recent years.


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