January 9, 2009
Obama Asks Court to Include 'So help me God' at Inauguration
President-elect Barack Obama asked that the words "so help me God" be added to the end of the oath of office at the Inauguration, according to CNN.
CNN reports that the request was confirmed by an affidavit filed today by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' court counselor. Roberts said he would abide by Obama's wishes.
The phrase has been a long-held tradition but is being challenged by an atheist who wants it removed.