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Ousted Chief Justice Roy Moore is calling for a law to prevent federal judges from hearing cases involving acknowledgments of God.

If passed by Congress and signed by the president, the law would bar federal courts from judging whether acts or displays violate the constitution's ban on government promotion of religion.

It would apply to public displays like Moore's Ten Commandments monument, as well as the phrase "one nation under God" in the pledge of allegiance and the slogan "in God we trust" on U.S. coins. Opponents say the law would violate the constitution's separation of powers. But Moore and his supporters say it's the federal judiciary that has overstepped its bounds.

Supporters also say the Constitution gives Congress some power to decide what types of cases the federal courts can hear. They say it should be up to states and their citizens to decide the role of religion in society.

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