* NPR Education Correspondent
* Constitutional Law Professor, Yale University Law School
Senator Robert Smith
* Republican Senator from New Hampsire
* Member, Senate Armed Services Committee
* Professor of History, and Director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies, University of New Orleans
* Associate Professor of Law at George Washington University
* Legal Affairs Editor, The New Republic
Wednesday, a federal appellate court ruled the "Pledge of Allegiance" in public schools is unconstitutional, because the phrase "under God," is an endorsement of religion. Today, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled public money can be used to send disadvantaged students to religious schools. Both these decisions have raised questions about the separation of church and state? What do you think is the role of religion in public life?
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