Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Horwitz on Test Oaths
Paul Horwitz, over at Prawfsblawg, has a good post up about the Religious Tests clause, and about the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty's letter expressing its opposition to "the misuse of religion some are urging on the United States Senate." The letter argues that "a decision to disqualify a nominee based on his or her religion . . . violates Article VI [the Religious Test Clause, specifically], and thus the Senator's oath of office" and threatens to bring an ethics complaint against any Senator "who uses religion as a disqualification for federal office." Horwitz (like me) admires the Becket Fund, but disagrees with the letter. Check it out.