The Supreme Court on Tuesday set the stage for a major First Amendment battle over the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Court agreed to give full review of Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow, reframing the case in a way that worried Pledge supporters, asking whether the challenged school policy is constitutional in that it "requires teachers to lead willing students in reciting the Pledge."
U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Pledge of Allegiance Case
October 15, 2003
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