Summary: S.Res.243 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate without amendment (09/15/2005)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Expresses the Senate's disapproval of the decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California in Newdow, et al. v. U.S. Congress, et al. (holding that the policy of daily teacher-led recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance by public school students violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution).

Authorizes and instructs the Senate Legal Counsel to continue to cooperate fully with the Attorney General in such case to vigorously defend the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance.