I somehow missed that Michael Newdow’s lawsuit to remove “In God We Trust” from U.S. coinage and money got smacked down back in June by U.S. District Judge Frank Damrell Jr. who noted the 9th Circuit Court had previously ruled that the phrase has “nothing to do with the establishment of religion.”
“In God We Trust” was always something that Madalyn Murray O’Hair and the American Atheists complained and filed lawsuits about.
The article linked to above actually makes some fairly decent points, but the presence of “In God We Trust” on coins is such a minor affair that litigating over it is silly. It is one of those issues that marginalizes organized atheist groups as being unserious.
Judge Rejects Atheist’s Lawsuit. June 12, 2006.