In this 2004 AP file photo, Michael Newdow looks down at the fax copy of the Supreme Court's ruling preserving the phrase "one nation under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance outside his Sacramento, Calif., home. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled he didn't have legal standing to file the suit. Today, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled today that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is constitutional. In a 2-1 ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel rejected arguments by Newdow that the phrase violates the separation between church and state. San Francisco Chronicle story here.
Question: Do you agree with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling today? Are you surprise that the 9th Circuit would hand down such a ruling?