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Lawsuit seeks to block 'In God We Trust' engraving


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin-based anti-religion group is seeking to block an architect from engraving "In God We Trust" and the Pledge of Allegiance at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington.

The House and Senate passed resolutions this month directing the Architect of the Capitol to engrave the national motto and the pledge in prominent places at the center, which is the entrance for tourists visiting the Capitol.

The Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday claiming the taxpayer-funded engravings would be an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. The group is seeking a court order to stop them.

The Congressional Budget Office estimates the cost of the engravings at less than $100,000.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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