Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Newdow To Sue Over "In God We Trust"

Michael Newdow, best known for his litigation challenging the Pledge of Allegiance, is in the news again. The Sacramento Bee reports that he plans to file a lawsuit tomorrow in U.S. District Court in Sacramento, Calif., challenging the constitutionality of the national motto: "In God We Trust." Newdow wants to remove the phrase from U.S. currency and coins because he believes it violates the Establishment Clause. "We are the nation that gave to the world the establishment that government should not endorse religion and everybody should be what they want," Newdow said. "And of all the possible choices, we go with the motto of 'In God We Trust,' which totally contradicts that tradition."