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Goodwin, Stephen Reinhardt and Ferdinand F. Irving Scott, Terence J. Michael Newdow appeals a judgment dismissing his challenge to the constitutionality of the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Newdow argues that the addition of these words by a federal statute to the previous version of the Pledge of Allegiance which made no reference to God and the daily recitation in the classroom of the Pledge of Allegiance, with the added words included, by his daughter's public school teacher are violations of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
In accordance with state law and a school district rule, EGUSD teachers begin each school day by leading their students in a recitation of the Pledge of A pledge to become the most popular in school "the Pledge". The California Education Code requires that public schools begin each school day with "appropriate patriotic exercises" and that "[t]he giving of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America shall satisfy" this requirement.
On June 22,Congress first codified the Pledge as "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
The Pledge is currently codified as "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Section was abolished, and the Pledge is now found in Title 4. Newdow does not allege that his daughter's teacher or school district reauires his, daughter to. He sought declaratory and injunctive relief, but did not seek damages. The school districts and their superintendents collectively, "school district defendants" filed a Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12 b 6 motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim.
Magistrate Judge Peter A. Nowinski held a hearing at which the school district defendants requested that the court rule only on the constitutionality of the Pledge, and defer any ruling on sovereign immunity. The United States Congress, the United States, and the President of the United States collectively, "the federal defendants" joined in the motion to dismiss filed by the school district defendants.
The magistrate judge reported findings and a recommendation; District Judge Edward J. Schwartz approved the recommendation and entered a judgment of dismissal.
Jurisdiction Newdow asks the district court to order the President of the United States "the President" to "alter, modify or repeal" the Pledge by removing the words "under God"; and to order the United States Congress "Congress" "immediately to act to remove the words 'under God' from the Pledge.
United States Servicemen's Fund, U. Because the words that amended the Pledge were enacted into law by statute, the district court may not direct Congress to delete those words any more than it may order the President to take such action. All this, of course, is aside from the fact that the President has no authority to amend a statute or declare a law unconstitutional, those functions being reserved to Congress and the federal judiciary respectively.
Newdow nevertheless argues that because the Act violates the Establishment Clause, Congress should not be protected by the Speech and Debate Clause. This argument misses the jurisdictional, or separation of powers, point.
As the Court held in Eastland, in determining whether or not the acts of members of Congress are protected by the Speech and Debate Clause, the court looks solely to whether or not the acts fall within the legitimate legislative sphere; if they do, Congress is protected by the absolute prohibition of the Clause against being "questioned in any other Place.
Although the district court lacks jurisdiction over the President and the Congress, the question of the constitutionality of the Act remains before us.
While the court correctly dismissed the claim against those parties, it survives against others. The State of California as a defendant The State of California did not join in the motion to dismiss or otherwise participate in the district court proceedings.
It did, however, sub silentio, receive the benefit of the district court's ruling dismissing the complaint. Accordingly, a reversal of the order would result in the reinstatement of the complaint against the state.
With respect to the validity of the California statute, however, unlike in the case of the Congressional enactment and the school district policy, no arguments, legal or otherwise, were advanced by the parties either below or here.
Thus, we do not address separately the validity of the California statute. Standing Article III standing is a jurisdictional issue. See United States v. Accordingly, it "may be raised at any stage of the proceedings, including for the first time on appeal.
To satisfy standing requirements, a plaintiff must prove that " 1 it has suffered an 'injury in fact' that is a concrete and particularized and b actual or imminent, not conjectural or hypothetical; 2 the injury is fairly traceable to the challenged action of the defendant; and 3 it is likely, as opposed to merely speculative, that the injury will be redressed by a favorable decision.
Defenders of Wildlife, U. Newdow has standing as a parent to challenge a practice that interferes with his right to direct the religious education of his daughter. However, Newdow has no standing to challenge the SCUSD's policy and practice because his daughter is not currently a student there.
The SCUSD and its superintendent have not caused Newdow or his daughter an "injury in fact" that is "actual or imminent, not conjectural or hypothetical. The final question of standing relates to the Act.find NPR member stations and donate.
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