The On The Elk Grove Unified School District V. Newdow Case Essay

1548 Words Sep 16th, 2016 7 Pages
-In this assignment, I will summarize the main points of the Supreme Court decision in the Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow case. I will discuss the level this case took to reach the Supreme Court. I explain how the Supreme Court reached its decision. I will also give my opinion on how this case impact American society and my feelings on reciting the pledge.

-In the Supreme Court case Elk Grove Unified School District versus Newdow, Mr. Michael a Newdow believe the Elk Grove Unified School District 's policy is a religious propaganda and it violates his child 's first amendment rights Mr. Newdow who is an atheist has a daughter that attends a school in the district and he believes the school is forcing her to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance. U. S. District Court in California dismissed the case. The case was sent to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit which agreed with Mr. Newdow. After the Court of Appeals overturned the District Court’s decision the mother of Newdow 's daughter, Sandra Banning, filed a motion to intervene. Newdow is in a protracted custody fight with the girl’s mother. He does not have sufficient custody of the child to qualify as her legal representative. She stated that she and Newdow share physical custody, she was granted her legal custody which gives her the rights to make decisions regarding their child’s education, welfare and legal interest. Even after reviewing all the documentation the Court of Appeals reaffirmed their…

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