A legal attempt by Michael Newdow to remove the national motto, “In God We Trust” from all U.S currency was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Newdow argued on behalf of his atheist clients, that inscribing the national motto on coins and notes is an endorsement of religion by the U.S. government and should be considered a contravention of the provisions established by the First Amendment.
The petition that Newdow submitted to also stated to the Supreme Court that the government turned the atheist individuals into “political outsiders”.
He added that inscribing the motto “In God We Trust” on US money violates the belief of Atheists that God does not exist.
In the past, Newdow, an atheist activist, also challenged but failed to remove the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance and stop the usage of the phrase “so help me God” in inaugural oaths.
The Supreme Court dismissed his case without comment.