Kentucky Court Rules on ‘so Help Me God’ in Courtroom Oaths
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Kentucky Court Rules on ‘so Help Me God’ in Courtroom Oaths

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The Kentucky Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, ruled here Friday that the words “so help me God” at the end of a courtroom oath were permissible if the individual receiving the oath did not object.

Rejecting an appeal against a burglary conviction in which the accused challenged the oath given to jurors at his trial, the Appeals Court ruling said that, if a person being sworn made no objection to the form of the oath, it would be presumed that the form conformed to his conscience.

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