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The Supreme Court and the Pledge of Allegiance: a Hollow Victory
Education and the Law
  • Charles J. Russo, University of Dayton
  • Ralph D. Mawdsley, Cleveland State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-11-2010
Abstract
In Elk Grove Unified School District v Newdow (Elk Grove) the Supreme Court, in an 8–0 judgment, with three concurrences, upheld the words ‘under God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance. In light of the uproar caused by Elk Grove, this article is divided into three parts. After reviewing the history of the Pledge the second section examines the litigation involving the pledge, including Elk Grove in this regard. The article concludes with brief reflections on the meaning of Elk Grove.
DOI
10.1080/0953996042000311062
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Postprint
Citation Information
Russo, C., & Mawdsley, R. (2004). The Supreme Court and the pledge of allegiance: a hollow victory. Education & The Law, 16(4), 261-267.