The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Virginia law yesterday mandating daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance by noting that the inclusion of the term "under God" does not make the pledge a prayer-like affirmation of religion. Plaintiff Edward Myers, who had protested the pledge's wording as an illegal promotion of "God and country," has not decided whether he'll appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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