Establishment of Religion Clause Oral Arguments, Part 1

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard oral arguments in two cases on the use of God-related language. 
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The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard oral arguments in two cases on the use of God-related language. 

In Newdow v. U.S. Congress the plaintiff, Sacramento physician, aethist, and lawyer Michael Newdow, sought to have “In God We Trust” removed from U.S. currency because of its reference to God. He argues that the motto violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. A lower court had ruled against Newdow saying that the words amounted to a secular national slogan not an endorsement of religion. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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202212-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
San Francisco, California, United States
First Aired:
Dec 15, 2007
Last Aired:
Dec 16, 2007

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  • Dec 15, 2007 | 7:05pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 16, 2007 | 1:46am EST | C-SPAN 1
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