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Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance
Washington Post ^ | March 11, 2010 | Unattributed

Posted on 03/11/2010 1:12:58 PM PST by Ben Mugged

A federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is constitutional.

In a 2-1 ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel rejected arguments by Sacramento atheist Michael Newdow that the phrase violates the separation between church and state.

Newdow's previous lawsuit against the pledge in public schools reached the U.S. Supreme Court in 2004. But the high court said he didn't have the legal standing to make the challenge on behalf of his daughter.

So Newdow, who is a doctor and lawyer, filed a similar challenge on behalf of other parents who objected to their children being required to recite "under God."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: atheism; atheists; freedom; godingovernment; moralabsolutes
They also upheld "in God we trust" on coinage.
1 posted on 03/11/2010 1:12:58 PM PST by Ben Mugged
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To: Ben Mugged

yea for that!


2 posted on 03/11/2010 1:13:28 PM PST by Quix (BLOKES who got us where we R: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Ben Mugged

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.


3 posted on 03/11/2010 1:13:48 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Ben Mugged

Newdow’s an ahole. Next stop, the Supreme’s.


4 posted on 03/11/2010 1:15:51 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Would someone please call 911 for me... I think I’m in shock and shutting down.


5 posted on 03/11/2010 1:16:23 PM PST by Gator113 (I do not want Obama IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Wow!

That was rather terse from the Washington Post.

I guess they are pretty pissed.

Coming from the 9th circuit I would say that ranks up there with the Massachussetts senate seat.


6 posted on 03/11/2010 1:17:22 PM PST by lonestar67 ("I love my country a lot more than I love politics," President George W. Bush)
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To: b4its2late

Just like the gay minority, this imbecile’s futile attempt to nullify God, even saying The name is tantamount to idiocy. He’s entitled to go to court but to subject taxpayers money everytime the SCJ’s go to court is a waste of resources.


7 posted on 03/11/2010 1:18:56 PM PST by max americana
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To: lonestar67

The “Free Thinkers” are having a hissy fit!! ha ha


8 posted on 03/11/2010 1:21:08 PM PST by notaliberal
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To: Ben Mugged
9th Circuit Court of Appeals?!?

"In other news, our senior resident correspondent reports that Hell unexpectedly froze over today... details at 10:00."

9 posted on 03/11/2010 1:22:03 PM PST by Captain Rhino (“Si vis pacem, para bellum” - if you want peace, prepare for war.)
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To: Captain Rhino

“Under God”. Courtesy of your friendly neighborhood Knights of Columbus.


10 posted on 03/11/2010 1:23:53 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: b4its2late
Newdow will ask the five Catholics on the SCOTUS to recuse themselves. Yeah, his ego's that big.
11 posted on 03/11/2010 1:25:20 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Ben Mugged

This guy set himself up as heir apparant for Madylyn Murray OHare...and hopefully he loses again when this gets up to SCOTUS...btw unless he has moved he works at a Hospital in Davis California, if he get a hold of you as a patient. I suggest you PRAY!


12 posted on 03/11/2010 1:32:07 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Ben Mugged

I don’t know why Newdow is so upest about the “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance anyway. He obviously does not Pleadge Allegiance to this country, never says the pledge,and is in serious need of a mind meld with a Knuckle Sandwich.


13 posted on 03/11/2010 1:35:37 PM PST by Venturer
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Maybe he will end up the same way as she did:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madalyn_Murray_O%27Hair


14 posted on 03/11/2010 1:41:34 PM PST by Captain Rhino (“Si vis pacem, para bellum” - if you want peace, prepare for war.)
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To: Ben Mugged

In a 2 to 1 decision? I wonder who the flaming A$$hole judge was that voted against leaving it in? Despicable turd!!


15 posted on 03/11/2010 1:51:35 PM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Ben Mugged

The 9th circuit get’s one right . No appeal here .


16 posted on 03/11/2010 1:52:13 PM PST by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLEN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: Captain Rhino

Gotta admit she made a name for herself. That must have been some meeting with the Lord when the time came.


17 posted on 03/11/2010 2:00:17 PM PST by handmade
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To: handmade

Refeerring to O’Hare who had an article refeenced in the post. Sorry about that.


18 posted on 03/11/2010 2:01:27 PM PST by handmade
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To: GoldenPup
I wonder who the flaming A$$hole judge was that voted against leaving it in?

I also wanted to know. This judge should sleep with the fishes.

19 posted on 03/11/2010 2:06:23 PM PST by Pit1
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To: handmade
"Gotta admit she made a name for herself."

Isn't she the one that went for a drive with her son to meet "some people" and was never heard from again.

20 posted on 03/11/2010 2:07:55 PM PST by circlecity
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To: Ben Mugged

and the RATS, take another one in the..............................HA ha!!!

21 posted on 03/11/2010 3:39:53 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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God is the most important part in the pledge of alleigance.

22 posted on 03/11/2010 4:22:27 PM PST by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: Ben Mugged

Will this ruling finally compel this idiot to stop filing lawsuits?


23 posted on 03/11/2010 9:41:45 PM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Ben Mugged

Praise The LORD!!!


24 posted on 03/12/2010 12:12:40 AM PST by Bellflower (If you are left DO NOT take the mark of the beast and be damned forever.)
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To: circlecity

Yes- son and granddaughter also per the article I read. She had two sons, both illegetimate, one followed her one did not. Evidently it was the one that did not who was the father of the granddaughter who was also killed.


25 posted on 03/12/2010 7:54:06 AM PST by handmade
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To: little jeremiah

Newdow, Fizz fizz
Oh what a relief it is!


26 posted on 03/12/2010 10:09:51 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Liberals love the poor so much they came up w/ a plan to create millions more of them. - Ann Coulter)
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