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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