Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Texas AG Opinion OK's "In God We Trust" On Police Cars

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week issued Opinion No. KP-0042 (Nov. 4, 2015)  concluding that a police department or sheriff's office may display the national motto, "In God We Trust," on its patrol cars without violating the Establishment Clause.  The Attorney General's Opinion says in part:
[D]isplaying "In God We Trust" on police vehicles is a passive use of a motto steeped in our nation's history that does not coerce Citizen approval or participation.
AP reported on the Opinion.