The Constitutionality of Including the Phrase "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance

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On October 14, 2003, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in the appeal regarding the California statute, and on June 14, 2004, the Court reversed the Ninth Circuit’s decision finding that Newdow lacked standing to challenge the school district’s policy in federal court. This report summarizes the facts of the case, the opinions that have been rendered, congressional action, and the appeal to the Supreme Court. It will be updated as circumstances warrant.

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Welborn, Angie A. June 18, 2004.

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On October 14, 2003, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in the appeal regarding the California statute, and on June 14, 2004, the Court reversed the Ninth Circuit’s decision finding that Newdow lacked standing to challenge the school district’s policy in federal court. This report summarizes the facts of the case, the opinions that have been rendered, congressional action, and the appeal to the Supreme Court. It will be updated as circumstances warrant.

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  • June 18, 2004

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  • June 12, 2005, 7:44 p.m.

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  • Feb. 15, 2017, 8:13 p.m.

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Welborn, Angie A. The Constitutionality of Including the Phrase "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, report, June 18, 2004; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs6131/: accessed April 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.