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 Juneau Assembly voted 6-3 to reaffirm its commitment to combating climate change. Opponents argued against interjecting into a national debate.
- The Utah man accused of killing his wife aboard a cruise ship in Southeast Alaska is scheduled to appear for an arraignment hearing 10 a.m. Wednesday.
- More than 50 pilots and flight attendants picketed Monday afternoon in front of Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage. Their goal was to call on Alaska Airlines management to give them what they view as fairer wages and benefits.
- Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said being unaffiliated has helped him and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott work on issues without concern about party politics.