Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow

Text

https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services/service/ll/usrep/usrep542/usrep542001/usrep542001.pdf

Holding

Noncustodial father lacked standing to bring establishment case on behalf of his minor daughter challenging school district’s policy that required teacher-led recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, with phrase “one nation under God.”

Citation

542 U.S. 1

Year

Ratio

Author

Religious Tradition Involved

State/Territory of Origin

Clause (Free Exercise / Establishment / Both / Other)

Does it involve religious institution(s) or individual(s)

Local / State / Federal Legislation

Dissent Author(s)

Uphold / Overturn Penultimate Court

Penultimate court of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

Newdow v. U.S. Cong., 328 F.3d 466 (9th Cir. 2003), rev'd sub nom. Elk Grove Unified Sch. Dist. v. Newdow, 542 U.S. 1 (2004)