Columbus, Ohio (Artist: Susan Cassidy Wilhoit)
Ohio State Motto (1959): With God, all things are possible*
In 1997, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the motto. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 in 2000 that the motto violated the separation of church and state. in 2001, the full court in a 9-4 decision reversed the decision of Its own three-judge panel declaring that the motto does not violate the separation of church and state.
*based on Matthew 19:26
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