Monday, March 07, 2011

In God We Trust Suit Tossed Out by U.S. Supreme Court

1864 2-cent is first U.S. coin with
"In God We Trust"
"In God We Trust" to remain on our nation's coins and currency.

The U.S. Supreme Court turned aside a challenge to "In God We Trust" on the nation's coins and currency Monday, refusing to consider a Sacramento man's claim that the national motto is a government endorsement of religion.

Michael Newdow, an atheist, has filed numerous lawsuits against government-sponsored religious invocations, including the words "under God" that were added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954.

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco agreed with him in . . .

Full story at: San Francisco Chronicle

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