Oath or Affirmation Clause Law and Legal Definition
‘Oath or Affirmation Clause’ is a clause of the U.S. Constitution requiring members of Congress, state legislatures, and all members of the executive or judicial branches both at state and local levels to pledge by oath or affirmation to support the constitution. This clause derived pursuant to the provisions of USCS Const. Art. VI, Cl 3.
According to USCS Const. Art. VI, Cl 3 “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” p>