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''Under God'' May go to Supreme Court

February 28, 2003
Posted at: 2:30 p.m. CST

SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court won't reconsider its decision that the Pledge of Allegiance is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. As a result, the case may go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In its ruling Friday, the court rejects the Bush administration's request to reconsider its decision. Last June, a three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled using the phrase ``under God'' in public schools was an endorsement of religion barred by the Constitution.

The lawsuit was brought by a Sacramento atheist claiming his daughter should not be subjected to the words ``under God'' at her public school.

Questions were raised as to whether the father had legal standing to bring the case on behalf of his daughter. The court says he did.

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