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
- The Army National Guard has announced the start of a three-year pilot program that gives waivers to Alaska Natives who might be trying to join the Guard,
- Clean up garden debris and start mixing compost into your soil before covering garden beds with plastic.
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