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That has to be the motivation for Michael Newdow’s new lawsuit.

SAN FRANCISCO – An atheist who sued because he did not want his young daughter exposed to the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance has filed a suit to bar the saying of a prayer at President Bush’s inauguration.

Michael Newdow notes that two ministers delivered Christian invocations at Bush’s first inaugural ceremony in 2001, and that plans call for a minister to do the same before Bush takes the oath of office Jan. 20.

In a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Newdow says the use of a prayer is unconstitutional. The case is tentatively scheduled Jan. 14.

Oh, please. Even the bizarro 9th Circuit Court tossed this case last year.

Mr. Newdow needs to study a bit of history. If the inaugural prayer is unconstitutional, then the men who wrote the document obviously didn’t understand it.

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