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Texas School Board's Rejection of Arabic Sign May Be Unlawful

Activist could use case to challenge SB 797

(Newser) - A Texas school district rejected "In God We Trust" signs printed in Arabic on Monday, despite a state law requiring that donated signs be displayed . The signs offered to the Carroll Independent School District by parent Sravan Krishna during a board meeting fit the parameters of Senate Bill 797,...

National Motto Greets Students Under New Texas Regulation

Law applies to donated, framed posters, which are arriving at campuses

(Newser) - A new Texas law removes any doubt about the issue: So long as they're framed and donated, "In God We Trust" posters must be displayed in a "conspicuous place" in public schools. The law was enacted last year but wasn't in evidence, the Texas Tribune reports,...

Newest School Requirement Is a Motto at Least 12 Inches High

South Dakota law takes effect

(Newser) - South Dakota students will return to "In God We Trust" displayed in their schools—"in a prominent location," at least 12 inches by 12 inches. A new state law requires that the motto be in place for the first day of school. "Some have plaques, others...

Court: 'In God We Trust' on Money Is Constitutional

Satanist's lawsuit chucked out

(Newser) - A federal court has ruled that printing "In God We Trust" on US currency doesn't amount to a religious endorsement and therefore doesn't violate the US Constitution. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago made the ruling in a...

Tenn. Schools May Soon Have to Show 'Cornerstone of Freedom'

Bill to prominently display national motto of 'In God We Trust' now on Gov. Haslam's desk

(Newser) - It's up to Bill Haslam now whether one of America's most famous mottos ends up prominently displayed in his state's schools. The Tennesseean reports a bill is headed toward the Tennessee governor's desk to call for the conspicuous display in schools of the "In God...

Police Chief Has Succinct Response to Motto Complaint

'Go fly a kite'

(Newser) - Police patrol cars in Childress, Texas, say "In God we trust" on the back, and recently, the police department got a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation "demanding" the words be removed, Chief Adrian Garcia wrote on Facebook yesterday, per KETK . He posted a picture of the...

House Re-Reaffirms 'In God We Trust' as Motto

House votes to reaffirm it, again

(Newser) - Fear not: “In God We Trust” is still the national US motto. Installed in 1956 and already reaffirmed in 2002 and 2006, the House once again voted to reaffirm it yesterday after an apparently dramatic 35-minute debate Tuesday night, the Washington Post reports. Dramatic, at least, in that Rep....

House to Vote on Beefing Up 'In God We Trust'

Bill would encourage schools, government buildings to post national motto

(Newser) - It's already stamped on our coins, but a group of lawmakers would like see our national motto get even greater play. The House will vote on a bill today that would strengthen the phrase "In God We Trust" and push schools and other government and public buildings to...

Court Upholds 'Under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

It also says 'In God We Trust' is fine on money

(Newser) - A federal appeals court in San Francisco today upheld the use of the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and "In God We Trust" on US currency. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals panel rejected two legal challenges by Sacramento atheist Michael Newdow, who claimed...

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