June 7, 2001
The ACLU of Ohio announced on June 7th that it would not appeal the ruling of the full 6th Circuit Court that said that Ohio's motto, "With God All Things Are Possible" was constitutional.
The ruling overturned a previous 3 judge panel ruling that the motto infringed on the 1st Amendment of the Constitution.
The reason the ACLU decided not to take the case to the Supreme Court was due to the current conservative bloc on the court that have nicked the wall of separation of church and state in previous rulings.
According to an article in the Columbus Dispatch, Raymond Vasvari, legal director for the ACLU of Ohio said:
"It's no secret that there's a conservative bloc on the Supreme Court that takes a skeptical view of church and state separation. For now, this will be the last word."
So, this closes the case for now. Keep checking my ACLU vs. Ohio Page for any new updates in the future.