Supreme Court Rejects Case to Remove “In God We Trust” from Currency

The Supreme Court rejected an atheist case Monday to remove "In God We Trust," the national motto, from all coins and currency.

Fox News reports Michael Newdow, the same activist attorney who tried to remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance, lost his case, arguing Congress' mandate to inscribe "In God We Trust" on currency was a government endorsement of religion and a violation of the First Amendment.

He also tried to silence prayer and any religious references at the inaugurations of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

The justices rejected his petition without comment.

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