Judge Of The Day

Ken AshfordEducation, Election 2012, GodstuffLeave a Comment

Texas federal Judge Fred Biery has been a key villain in GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s narrative about why federal judges are supposedly out of control.  Gingrich routinely cites a previous decision by Biery holding that the Constitution does not permit a public school district to sponsor a student-led prayer at graduation to justify eliminating courts that displease Gingrich.

In that same case, the parties finally came to a resolution after entering mediation.  A few days ago, Judge Biery signed off on the compromise.  But not without a judicial "fuck you" to those who deserved it.  Read the opinion (PDF).