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John E. Thompson, JD Biography

Title:
Associate at Shearman and Sterling LLP
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“‘Under God’ may be only two words, but they reflect a pervasive pattern of government behavior the suppresses the development of atheistic and nontheistic beliefs. The words limit, rather than promote, religious pluralism.”

Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Summer 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate, Shearman & Sterling
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Education:
  • JD, cum laude, Harvard University Law School, 2003
  • MIA, Columbia University, 1993
  • BA, summa cum laude, Columbia University, 1992
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?
  2. Does the Phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance Violate the First Amendment's Establishment Clause?