Michael Newdow has lost his lawsuit against god in the pledge. The suit was identical to the one that was dismissed by SCOTUS in 2004 due to a lack of standing. He refiled in 2005 for a family whose child was currently in school and felt that the statement infringed on their religious belief. The case had been won multiple times, having previously made it all of the way to the Supreme Court as I've already mentioned.
The case lost on appeal by a 2:1 decision. Personally, I find this atrocious and disturbing. I haven't been able to read the full judgement and have to go by this Huffpo article and do not know whether they addressed my concerns.
I don't think that Religious persons realize how offensive it is to be coerced into saying a religious term can be. I would liken it to coercing an evangelical into swearing allegiance to Brahma or Allah. I challenge theists to think of the most reprehensible deity they can and say the pledge aloud replacing god with said deity.
Earlier, I said that children are coerced into saying god and I am aware that one this opposes what was said in the majority opinion. I disagree with that opinion based not on regulations but pragmatism. A child surrounded by other children saying the pledge is unlikely to dissent because of the guarantee of retribution by xenopobic classmates or, unlawfully, by their teachers.
It's a shame that the court has, yet again, ignored the minority's rights in favor of the majority.