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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Point, logic.

Judge rules Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional in public schools

By DAVID KRAVETS, AP Legal Affairs Writer
Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools was ruled unconstitutional Wednesday by a federal judge who granted legal standing to two families represented by an atheist who lost his previous battle before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Becket Fund, a religious rights group that is a party to the case, said it would immediately appeal the case to the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. If the court does not change its precedent, the group would go to the Supreme Court.

"It's a way to get this issue to the Supreme Court for a final decision to be made," said fund attorney Jared Leland.
The question of whether or not schools can force kids to recite the "pledge" was decided a long time ago. They can't. I would assume then that these lawsuits must focus on the schools incorporating such as "pledge" into their daily routine? If that were the case, I can't see how this case has any chance of being over-ruled. It may go through several courts, but in the end, logic surely must apply and the fact that public schools support reciting something which says we are 'under god' is unconstitutional. Chances of that happening: 2%.

Maybe cracklin_rosey will weigh in.