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Pledge Allegiance to the Flag

Words: 2295 Length: 7 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 77583156

Introduction
In the case of Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow, Michael Newdow filed a suit on behalf of his daughter who was a student at the Elk Grove Unified School District in the state of California. Newdow objected to the requirement that his daughter be obliged to stand for the “Pledge of Allegiance” because it contained the words “under God,” which he believed was a violation of his daughter’s first amendment rights. While the case was adjourned by the Supreme Court without the actual substance of the case being addressed (Newdow was found to be a non-custodial parent and therefore legally unable to file a suit on behalf of his daughter), the case did set a precedent for others who would go on to successfully sue the school district (Kravetz, 2005). This paper will summarize the salient points of the Supreme Court case Elk Grove Unified School Distrct…… [Read More]

References

Branigin, W. & Lane, C. (2004). Supreme Court dismisses pledge case on technicality. Retrieved from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A40279-2004Jun14.html

Elk Grove United School District v. Newdow. (2018).  Oyez. Retrieved from www.oyez.org/cases/2003/02-1624

Kravetz, D. (2005). Federal judge rules Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20060111132924/http://www.chicagodefender.com/page/religion.cfm?ArticleID=2273

Petrella, C. (2017). The ugly history of the Pledge of Allegiance—and why it matters. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/wp/2017/11/03/the-ugly-history-of-the-pledge-of-allegiance-and-why-it-matters/?utm_term=.dd59458a517c

Stevens, J. P. (2004). Court opinion. Retrieved from https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/02-1624.ZO.html


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employment law

Words: 425 Length: 1 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 69479287

Discrimination Scenario Analysis
Part 1
IDENTIFY AND DISCUSS pieces of evidence (facts) that supports the claimants’ allegations:
To support their allegations, the 32 former employees of ABC Delivery Company will have to prove that they were indeed treated in a discriminatory manner in comparison to their counterparts, on the basis of race. They would have to present a prima facie case. In this particular case, we do not have direct evidence of discrimination. With this in mind, the employees would have to rely on circumstantial evidence to the effect that the ten-year seniority mark was deliberately used as a cut-off for the VSP package with an intention of locking out black employees who had been hired ‘en masse’ only 9 years earlier after the company settled a claim whereby it had been accused of discrimination.
Next, they would be required to prove pretext after the response from the company indicating…… [Read More]