Monday, December 23, 2013

Annual Update: Christmas Holiday and the Constitution

Every year at about this time, I like to revisit the issue of whether a Christmas federal holiday violates the Constitution. The leading case on this issue is Ganulin v. U.S., 71 F.Supp. 2d (S.D. Ohio 1999), holding that a Christmas federal holiday did not violate the Establishment Clause. I just checked . . . and it remains good law for another year (although a trial court ruling in Ohio is not binding in other jurisdictions).

To see my take on this case and participate in a lively discussion, check out my earlier post: Is a Christmas Federal Holiday Constitutional? See also, my even earlier post: Christmas and the Constitution.This will most likely be my final post before Christmas - so Merry Christmas to all my readers and/or happy whatever-holiday-you-celebrate.