The U.S. Supreme Court set the stage this month for a major First Amendment battle over the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. Josh Hinkle has more on what this could mean for a Missouri law requiring the Pledge in schools.
The state law says all public schools must offer time for the Pledge of Allegiance at least once a week. But an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision could mean changes to the law.
Three years ago, the battle began in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California over the words "under God," saying it violated the First Amendment's establishment clause which separates church and state.
Matt LeMieux, the executive director of eastern Missouri's A-C-L-U, says Missouri's law could meet the same fate.