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‘Under God’ in court: Pledge of Allegiance draws new lawsuits

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Deseret News National April 24, 2014

The 1954 change, enthusiastically supported by then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower, added the words “under God” before the closing phrase “with liberty and justice for all.” Those words have become the target of many, and so far unsuccessful, legal challenges. This week, a humanist family in New Jersey’s Monmouth County went to court challenging the use of those two words, according to the New York Daily News.