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North Carolina / Oath Debate #772718

FNC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 28, 2004
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(Studio: Laurie Dhue) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Jonathan Serrie) The controversy over a proposed law that would remove the word “God” from the oath read in North Carolina courtrooms to swear in witnesses featured; details given about Judge James Honeycutt†’s proposal that is designed to make the oath more applicable to people of all cultures; excerpt from a letter sent by Honeycutt to the clerk’s office quoted. [Clerk of the Court Brian SHIPWASH†- says none of his clerks will deliver the secular oath; says the current oath preserves the sanctity of the courts.] [UNC Chapel Hill Professor Arnold LOWEY†- describes the oath’s relationship to the credibility of a witness.]

Dhue, Laurie;
Serrie, Jonathan

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