This morning, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court finally issued its decision in Doe v. Acton-Boxborough Regional School District, the case that would decide the fate of the Pledge of Allegiance in the state. Unfortunately, they ruled against the American Humanist Association, saying “the recitation of the pledge, which is entirely voluntary, violates neither the Constitution nor the statute.”
So the Pledge will remain in place for the foreseeable future.
It might help to have some background about the case:
On September 4, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard a case regarding the daily ritual of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in the state’s public schools.