New Jersey humanists challenge ‘under God’ pledge in schools
Ryan Colby 202-349-7219 email@example.com
Los Angeles Times April 22, 2014
The cases in state courts follow unsuccessful challenges of the “under God” phrase in federal courts. The U.S. Supreme Court hasn’t directly weighed in on the issue’s merits, but several lower courts have rejected the argument that the phrase violates the Constitution’s ban on government-established religion.
In New Jersey, the issue is whether a law requiring recitation of the pledge in schools violates the state constitution’s guarantee that people in public schools won’t be be discriminated against on the basis of religion