We're not sure exactly what it was that got Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller so worked up last week that he hijacked a bill hearing to demand that lawmakers find a "solution" — with less than two weeks left to the legislative session — to a requirement that the state provide public defenders for poor people at their initial bail hearings. We are, however, certain that a proposed fix is not only a bad idea, but likely unconstitutional.
The idea came to me like a dare. I was in Jerusalem, with a couple of hours to spare on Orthodox Good Friday. I had arrived in Israel a week earlier, but not yet seen the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, said to be on the site of both Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. People lose themselves here. And, I was here.
The next three days may prove a boon to the growing number of Americans who live with one foot on either side of the Judeo-Christian divide, as believers have a chance to recognize both Passover and Easter.
Those looking for the Scenes of Easter performed outside the Super Grand grocery on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday last year can find the production back at home in the rear parking lot of the Tabernacle Church on South Laurel Drive. The Easter drive-through has become an annual tradition at the multi-cultural church since performances began in 1994.