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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 25, June 18, 2006, Article 10

IN GOD WE TRUST RULING UPHELD

According to press reports, "A Sacramento federal judge on Monday
tossed out atheist Michael Newdow's challenge to the phrase "In God
We Trust" as the national motto and its inscription on coins and
currency.  Newdow argued that the slogan violates the establishment
clause of the U.S. Constitution, which keeps government out of religion.

But U.S. District Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr. points out in an 18-page
order that the federal appellate court with jurisdiction over California
held in a 1970 opinion that the motto "has nothing whatsoever to do
with the establishment of religion."

"The same appellate opinion disposes of Newdow's claim that the use
of the motto on coins and currency amounts to government coercion to
proselytize or evangelize on behalf of monotheism, Damrell wrote.

Newdow said Monday he is optimistic about his chances on appeal to
the 9th Circuit."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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