It will be the first time the Commonwealth will deal with the issue.  The Massachusetts Supreme Court will rule on the case which challenges the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in the state's public schools because it includes the phrase ``under God.''

Last year, a state judge found that the rights of an atheist couple and their children were not violated when the words ``under God'' are included in the pledge in Acton schools.

A State Judge ruled that there was no violation of state law or the school's anti-discrimination policy. The judge found that including the words ``under God'' in a voluntary patriotic exercise doesn't ``convert the exercise into a prayer.''