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No. 4 Story of the Year: Judge Rules 'Under God' to Stay in The Pledge for A-B

A look back at what made news in Acton in 2012.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Top 5 Acton stories of the year were recommended by former editor Patrick Clark.)

On Friday, June 8, Middlesex Superior Court Judge S. Jane Haggerty ruled in favor of the Acton-Boxborough School District that "Under God" does not discriminate against any groups.

An atheist Acton family that has chosen to remain anonymous sued the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District, declaring that saying “one nation under God” during the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against their children.

According to a Boston.com report, Judge Haggerty concluded that the pledge in schools are "clearly designed to inculcate patriotism and to instill a recognition of the blessings conferred by orderly government under the constitutions of the State and nation."

Tom Meusel December 18, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Amen!
Michael Fleming December 18, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Good for the judge!

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