Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow

(Pledge of Allegiance)

In this case, the Supreme Court of the United States is being asked to review the ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that declared the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional because of the phrase, "one Nation under God." The ACLJ filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court representing members of Congress and over 150,000 citizens from all fifty states, asking the high court to take the case and ultimately to overturn the decision.

UPDATE - The Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments on this case on March 24, 2004, and decided the case on June 14, 2004.  Justice Scalia recused himself from consideration of the case.  The remaining eight justices sidestepped the issue by not ruling on the merits of the case.  However, they did kill this suit by ruling that Michael Newdow did not have the standing to sue.  They therefore reversed the ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the pledge remains alive...for now.  Newdow presses on with his war against God in public life.