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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

And In More Good News -- Michael Newdow Gets Slapped Down

Michael Newdow, the insane California attorney [and doctor] who earlier sued to have the phrase "under God" removed from the Pledge of Allegiance and lost has now lost his second suit -- to have "in God we trust" removed from the national currency.

But the story isn't over yet. Reuters reports:

Newdow claimed that by using coins and currency bearing the phrase, he is forced to carry religious dogma, proselytise and evangelise for monotheism.

Judge Frank Damrell of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California held in his opinion that "In God We Trust" is secular in nature and use, and its appearance on coins and currency does not show government coercion on behalf of monotheism.

Newdow told Reuters he would appeal to the San Francisco-based U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Read it here.

Ah, yes..., the Ninth Circuit. More loony tunes in the offing there.

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