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Mon Jun 14 08:05:19 PDT 2004
Justice Stevens wrote the Opinion of a five-Justice Court, reversing the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on standing grounds. Chief Justice Rehnquist and Justices O'Connor and Thomas each wrote opinions concurring in the judgment, concluding that Newdow did have standing but that it is constitutional for a school district to include the words "under God" in a daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Justice O'Connor joined the Chief Justice's opinion in whole; and Justice Thomas joined Part I of that opinion.
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