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The nation's highest court could ultimately decide whether Colorado teachers can lead students in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
The state of Colorado is joining several other states in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court's decision.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the pledge violated the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution because of the words “under God.”
Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar says the court's decision is contrary to settled law and should be reversed.
Salazar and other state attorneys general say the Supreme Court previously ruled the words don't endorse any particular religious belief.
Colorado is one of 43 states that have passed laws requiring students and teachers to say the pledge.
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History of the Pledge of Allegiance
Source: http://www.aclu.org/news/move/pledgeorigin.html (The American Civil Liberties Union Web site)