The Curious Case of Legislative Prayer: Town of Greece v. Galloway

Northwestern University Law Review Online Vol. 108, p. 218, 2014

UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series

12 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2014 Last revised: 30 May 2015

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Ian C. Bartrum

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Bartrum, Ian C., The Curious Case of Legislative Prayer: Town of Greece v. Galloway (2014). Northwestern University Law Review Online Vol. 108, p. 218, 2014, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2401130

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