19 Aug 2013 in Case Notes
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The Supreme Court will evaluate local-government prayer practices this term.[/caption]
If your community starts its government meetings with a prayer, it might be violating the Constitution.
In a case that the Supreme Court will consider in the coming term, Town of Greece v. Galloway, 12-696
, the Court will decide whether a local government’s legislative prayer practice runs afoul of the Establishment Clause.
The Second Circuit held
that the Town of Greece’s prayer practice is unconstitutional because “an objective, reasonable person would believe [it] had the effect of affiliating the town with Christianity.”