The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday said it would not revisit last year's ruling that upheld a Florida school policy requiring students to get a parent's permission to avoid having to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. A federal district judge had agreed that the rule "robs the student of the right to make an independent decision whether to say the pledge." But last July, an 11th Circuit panel said the Florida law protects parents' constitutional rights to bring up their children as they see fit.
11th Circuit Rejects Flag Pledge Case
January 27, 2009