Court OKs NH Law Allowing 'God' Pledge In Schools

November 15, 2010

Author: Denise Lavoie

Source: The Stamford Advocate

Wire Service: AP

The constitutionality of a New Hampshire law that requires schools to authorize a time each day for students to voluntarily recite the Pledge of Allegiance has been upheld by a federal appeals court that found the oath's reference to God doesn't violate students' 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.