Religious References in the Inaugural Ceremony

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Dr. Kermit Roosevelt
Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania

Researches and teaches constitutional law and conflict of laws.

“Like any citizen, the president has a right to hold and express religious beliefs, but he can't express them as the official government position. Sometimes reconciling these two principles is hard, but references to God at an inauguration are probably okay. The chance of a court interfering is zero.”