The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, issued the following statement today concerning the death of Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun:
"We were saddened to learn of the death of Justice Harry Blackmun. Justice Blackmun was one of the Supreme Court's great advocates of church-state separation and freedom of conscience. His commitment to the cause grew steadily throughout his tenure on the court, and his writings on the subject reflected keen insight and common sense mixed with flashes of wit.