Appeals Court Rules "Under God" in Pledge of Allegiance Unconstitutional

June 27, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

On June 27, 2002, The Associated Press reported that "a federal appeals court panel drew outrage from across the political spectrum by ruling yesterday that it is unconstitutional for school children to recite the Pledge of Allegiance but the decision may not last long." Read more on the history of the Pledge of Allegiance.