Leaving Disestablishment to the Political Process
15 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2015 Last revised: 25 Aug 2015
Date Written: 2014
This invited essay offers a quick look at the United States Supreme Court's recent decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway, 134 S.Ct. 1811 (2014), which upheld a town's practice of opening board meetings with prayers from invited speakers. The essay critically examines the various opinions in the case, while also looking more generally at what Galloway suggests about the likely future of the Establishment Clause.
Keywords: Establishment Clause; Greece v. Galloway; legislative prayer; First Amendment; religion; Free Exercise; Free Speech; separation of church and state
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