Archived Blog Post: April 6, 2004

Under God and Over: "In his intervention at the Court, Justice Stevens recalled a devastating point from the fascinating brief submitted in support of Newdow by 32 Christian and Jewish clergy, which asserted that 'if the briefs of the school district and the United States are to be taken seriously,' that is, if the words in the Pledge do not allude to God, 'then every day they ask schoolchildren to violate [the] commandment' that 'Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord in vain.' Remember, those are not the Ten Suggestions."