Us Supreme Court Says So Help Me God Stays In Oaths

05.17.11 | Sarah Harnisch

The U.S. Supreme Court is brushing aside an atheist's challenge to religion in government, refusing to hear a complaint about President Barack Obama adding "so help me God" to his inaugural oath of office.
   The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Michael Newdow, who argued that government references to God are unconstitutional and infringe on his religious beliefs. Many presidents have added "so help me God" to the oath. Newdow sued to keep Obama from doing so-- and on Monday, he lost. Because the high court refused to hear the case, it means his fight-- is now over.