JURIST Supported by the University of Pittsburgh

Today in legal history...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

US House passed bill barring courts from ruling on Pledge constitutionality
Dwyer Arce at 12:00 AM ET

On September 23, 2004, the US House of Representatives voted 247-173 to pass the Pledge Protection Act, seeking to strip federal courts of jurisdiction to hear cases challenging the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance. The legislation stated that: "No court created by Act of Congress shall have any jurisdiction, and the Supreme Court shall have no appellate jurisdiction, to hear or decide any question pertaining to the interpretation of, or the validity under the Constitution of, the Pledge of Allegiance, as defined in section 4 of title 4, or its recitation." The Senate never voted on the legislation, and successive attempts to pass the legislation have failed.

Learn more about legal challenges to the Pledge of Allegiance from the JURIST news archive.

Link post | IM post | go to JURIST | © JURIST, 2010


 Congress passed legislation establishing post-WWII national security structure
July 25, 2016

 click for more...


Add This Day at Law to your RSS reader or personalized portal:
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
  • Add to My AOL


Subscribe to This Day at Law alerts via R|mail. Enter your e-mail address below. After subscribing and being returned to this page, please check your e-mail for a confirmation message.
MyBlogAlerts also e-mails alerts of new This Day at Law entries. It's free and fast, but ad-based.


This Day at Law welcomes reader comments, tips, URLs, updates and corrections. E-mail us at archives@jurist.org