i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
10:18 AM: bit by bit
as if the torture vote & the continued threat of anti-abortion legislation wasn't bad enough, one of the other pending bills to review when congress returns from recess is one that discourages lawsuits challenging the separation of church & state: even if argued successfully, lawyers are not allowed to recover attorney's fees, unlike other civil rights cases. what?! "Since [the religious right] cannot change the law of the Establishment Clause by statute, they have turned their attention to trying to prevent its enforcement by eliminating the possibility for recovery of attorneys' fees."