Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Pro to the question "Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
"'In God We Trust' on currency, chaplains in the military, 'nondenominational' prayer before public school sporting events and use of the phrase 'under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance.
...[These practices] reflect the true tradition of religious freedom in America - a tradition of neutrality among religious faiths. Government will not favor Catholic, Protestants, Muslims, Jews, but the tradition was never that the government had to be neutral between religiousness and non-religiousness."
Experts JD's (lawyers), US Presidents, federal appellate opinions, US Founding Fathers, Members of Congress, members of state legislative bodies with significant involvement in, or related to, the "under God" conflict and/or government and constitutional law, and those with PhD's in government, constitutional law or other relevant fields. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court, 1986–present
Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1982–1986
Chairman, Conference of Section Chairmen, American Bar Association, 1982–1983
Chairman, American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law, 1981-1982
Chairman, Section of Administrative Law, American Bar Association, 1981–1982
Editor, Regulation Magazine, 1979-1982
Professor of Law, University of Chicago, 1977-1982
Visiting Professor of Law, Stanford University, 1980–1981
Scholar in Residence, American Enterprise Institute, 1977
Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University, 1977
Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, 1974–1977
Chairman, Administrative Conference of the United States, 1972–1974
General Counsel, Office of Telecommunications Policy, 1971–1972
Professor of Law, University of Virginia, 1967-1971
Attorney, Jones, Day, Cockley and Reavis, Cleveland, Ohio, 1961–1967
LLB, magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1960
AB, summa cum laude, History, Georgetown University and University of Fribourg (Switzerland), 1957