Last updated on: 2/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

David H. Remes, JD Biography

Title:
Former Partner of Covington & Burling LLP
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“The problem is that young school children are quite likely to view the pledge as affirming the existence of God and national subordination to God. The reference to God is one of the few things in the pledge that children understand.”

AP News, Aug. 10, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former Partner of Covington & Burling LLP
  • Represented Edward Myers in the 4th Circuit case to strike down a Virginia law the required daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools, 2005
  • Represented Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the American Civil Liberties Union as amici in Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow, 2004
  • Taught a PLI course that addressed First Amendment and Commerce Clause issues, 2000
Education:
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1979
  • BA, magna cum laude, Columbia College, 1976
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Words "under God" Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?