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Monday, December 14, 2009

I swear to God

Posted By on Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 12:13 PM

Recent news events in North Carolina prompt a reminder that the Arkansas Constitution says atheists may not hold public office or serve on juries.

A lawsuit has been threatened to remove a non-believer from the Asheville, N.C., City Countil on account of a similar provision in that state's Constitution. Federal law would ultimately prevail and hold the state provision invalid, though perhaps not before the target had to spend a lot of money in legal fees.

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