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Court Upholds New Hampshire Law Allowing Pledge

November 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Monthly Articles, World News

From WMUR.com:

A federal appeals court has upheld a New Hampshire law that requires schools to authorize a time each day for students to voluntarily recite the Pledge of Allegiance, finding that the oath’s reference to God does not violate students’ constitutional rights.

A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston on Friday affirmed a ruling by a federal judge who found that students can use the phrase “under God” when reciting the pledge.

A lawsuit was filed by parents and The Freedom From Religion Foundation against the Hanover School District and the Dresden School District, located in New Hampshire and Vermont.

The appeals court found that the primary effect of the law is “not the advancement of religion, but the advancement of patriotism.”

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