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Monday, May 05, 2014

Courts - SCOTUS upholds opening public meetings with a prayer [Updated]

The vote was 5-4, the case is Town of Greece, NY v. Galloway. Read it here, there are, according to Michelle Olsen at @AppellateDaily "Not just one, but six Town of Greece opinions to enjoy (one is nestled within the majority opinion)"

Rick Hasen ‏@rickhasen - All non-Christians on #SCOTUS dissented in Town of Greece. All but one (Sotomayor) of the Christians voted to uphold prayer.

Brent Kendall ‏@brkend - Justice Kagan dissent: NY town never sought to "reach out to adherents of non-Christian religions." Prayers were "steeped in only one faith."

[Updated at 11:30 AM] Here are news stories:

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 5, 2014 10:18 AM
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