Performance of the Week

Performance of the Week Apr. 5, 2004

Arguing before the Supreme Court that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance violates the separation of church and state, DR. MICHAEL NEWDOW did a pretty good job for a nonpracticing lawyer. The physician and atheist, who brought the original suit (a California court ruled in his favor), sparred ably with the Justices and even drew applause at one point--before Chief Justice William Rehnquist threatened to clear the courtroom.

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