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The national motto “In God We Trust” has been made safe on U.S. coinage and paper money by yet another court decision.
This time it was a U.S. Supreme Court decision March 7 not to hear an appeal of a decision by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled in favor of using the motto on paper money in a case alleging that it was an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion.
The case was brought by Michael Newdow, who was a party to an earlier case that had challenged “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance in 2002.