Judge dismisses 'In God We Trust' lawsuit - New York News

Judge dismisses 'In God We Trust' lawsuit

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NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking removal of the words "In God We Trust" from U.S. coins and currency.

Atheist groups and individuals argued that the national motto puts them in a position of spreading a religious message when they engage in commerce and violates separation of church and state. But U.S. District Judge Harold Baer, Jr., writes that federal courts have found the motto does not violate the constitution and "the Supreme Court has repeatedly assumed the motto's secular purpose and effect."

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