Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Saturday, September 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Day 71° Partly Cloudy

Huckleberries Online

‘One Nation, Under God’ Constitutional

File - In this June 14, 2004 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. A federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled 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. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)
File - In this June 14, 2004 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. A federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled 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. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

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?




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

Follow Dave online: