A little-known twist on the controversial Pledge of Allegiance case recently before Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concerns whether the plantiff actually has custody of the child attending a public school in California’s Elk Grove Unified School District. The court finds that a non-custodial parent can still exert his or her own parental rights as long as they do not conflict with those of the custodial parent. The ruling means the previous case regarding the constitutionality of the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance can move forward.Related Link: Micheal Newdow v. Congress and President of United States of America, et al
- High schoolers tackled a serious topic at this year's annual student government conference: gun violence at school. They listened to a presentation from an organization called Sandy Hook Promise learned about their peers efforts to prevent gun violence on campus.
- Visitors to military bases who don’t have compliant IDs will have to be accompanied by military personnel, which the leaders say will be impractical.
- Southeast Alaska’s independent ferry system is working its way out of a ridership slump. Numbers are up on the Hollis-to-Ketchikan route.
- For most of the state, the entire month of March has been clear and cold.