Friday, January 16, 2009

Injunction denied in Inauguration "so help me God" case

The AP reported last night that Federal Judge Reggie Walton denied the injunction requests of plaintiffs who sought the blocking of references to God and most especially the phrase "so help me God" during the Inauguration of President (Elect) Barack Obama. The Constitutional inaugural language (only 35 words) does not contain any references to God but historians reference President's using the phrase "so help me God" as early as the first inauguration of George Washington in 1789 (per the National Archives). {bb}

Link to the Wash. Post article.

The post was originally posted at LLB.

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