The Curious Case of Legislative Prayer: Town of Greece v. Galloway
Northwestern University Law Review Online Vol. 108, p. 218, 2014
12 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2014 Last revised: 30 May 2015
Date Written: 2014
This essay explores the Supreme Court's decision to reenter the debate over legislative prayers, and the Solicitor General's curious decision to enter the case in defense of Greece, New York's (somewhat dubious) practice. I suggest that the Court's decision, and the Solicitor's brief, can best be understood as part of larger conflict over Establishment Clause doctrine moving forward.
Keywords: legislative prayer, Establishment Clause, endorsement test, Marsh v. Chambers
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