From a hearing this morning held by the Constitution Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary:
Further, it must be emphasized that there is nothing in the law today to bar declared enemies of America, including without limitation terrorists who we are warned are in fact in our midst, from following the precedents being set by the ACLU and others to bring lawsuits to destroy or desecrate our veterans memorials, or other public displays of symbols of our American history and heritage if they contain a religious aspect, and then to exploit federal law, including the Civil Rights Attorney Fees Act, 42 U.S. Code Section 1988, and related acts, including the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), which also should be reformed, to demand that the courts award them taxpayer-paid attorney fees for such Establishment Clause litigation attacks.
STATEMENT OF REES LLOYD
VICE COMMANDER DISTRICT 21
DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA
THE AMERICAN LEGION