Monday, June 20, 2011

Supreme Court rejects challenge to ‘under God’ in Pledge of Allegiance

“Not surprisingly, the Supreme Court has again rejected the argument that saying the Pledge of your own free will creates an official state religion,” said attorney Eric Rassbach, litigation director at the Becket Fund, which defended the Pledge in court as an intervener.
The Ninth Circuit in California upheld the constitutionality of the Pledge in March 2010 and the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of the California case in March 2011.  The First Circuit then upheld the constitutionality of the Pledge in November 2011 and the Supreme Court denied certiorari in that case earlier this week.

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