Last month a judge temporarily blocked the law from taking
effect saying it violated free-speech rights.
Lawmakers think the less specific wording of the Illinois law
may help solve the problem.
The Colorado law now requires all students and teachers to
recite the pledge each day. Those who aren't U-S citizens or who
object on religious grounds are exempt.
The Illinois law simply states that the pledge should be recited
in schools by pupils but doesn't specify ALL of them and doesn't
The Illinois law has been upheld by the courts.
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