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N.J. school district sued over ‘under God’ in pledge

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USA Today  April 21, 2014

A family is suing a New Jersey school district and its superintendent, seeking to have the phrase “under God” removed from the Pledge of Allegiance that students recite every day. A lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District filed in Superior Court in Monmouth County, N.J., on behalf of the family, who wish to remain unidentified, and the American Humanist Association claims that the practice of acknowledging God in the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheists, in violation of New Jersey’s constitution.