The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

27 October 2003

He's only just begun

Dr Michael Newdow, physician and atheist, the man who will argue before the Supreme Court next year that the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment, has let it be known that he has more legal challenges coming up.

The Court minus Justice Scalia, who has recused himself is expected to hear Newdow's argument next spring. The "In God We Trust" motto on US currency is just one of Newdow's proposed future targets.

(Via Tongue Tied)

Posted at 9:31 AM to Political Science Fiction

"In God We Trust"
All others pay cash...

Posted by: Kathy K at 6:30 PM on 27 October 2003

Yeah. The real place we should have "In God We Trust" is on checks: "Lord, I beseech thee, let this one not bounce."

Posted by: CGHill at 6:49 PM on 27 October 2003

How about replacing the god-stuff on our currency with something more, you know...American (historical-wise, and more 'inclusive'?

Perhaps "We the people..." or "Give me liberty..."

Posted by: David at 11:56 PM on 27 October 2003

"From the less-than-half of what I earn that the gummint lets me keep."

Posted by: McGehee at 7:40 AM on 30 October 2003