Study of the lawsuit “Michael Newdow vs. U.S. Congress” and the judge’s ruling regarding the case.
Most legal and constitutional experts advocate separation of state and church keeping in view the multicultural society of the United States. The government also understands the significance of keeping state matters away from religious jurisdiction and therefore seeks to formulate laws, which are secular in nature. However there are still some laws which contain words that are consistent with the principle of separation and thus create problems for people who do not endorse views held by the majority of the American public. In one recent lawsuit, Michael Newdow opposed the addition of the wording, ‘Under God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance. This paper focuses on this case and Judge Goodwin’s ruling showing that the decision was solely based on legal facts and not personal sentiments.