March 14, 2010

Pledge of Allegiance: Appeals Court

The years-old battle over the Pledge of Allegiance rages on.

The 9th US Circuit Cort of Appeals has reversed an earlier decision and now ruled that "Under God" does not render the Pledge unconstitutional.

It was a divided vote, with some still insisting this tradition violates the separation of Church and State.

Michael Newdow, an athiest who is opposed to this enforcement of religion in public schools, has been fighting for years to get "under God" removed from the pledge.

Pledge of Allegiance: Appeals Court Reversed!

A divided federal appeals court Thursday reversed itself, ruling that the Pledge of Allegiance doesn't violate the constitutional prohibition against state-mandated religious exercise even though it contains the phrase "one nation under God." The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in 2002, which deemed that requiring students to recite the pledge violated their rights to be free of religious indoctrination by the government was very controversial...

Pledge of Allegiance: Appeals Court Reversed!

Posted at March 14, 2010 4:02 AM