Volunteering to Pray is Not Okay? (Discussing the pending case Town of Greece v. Galloway)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • 12:15 PM • Law School 3037Duke Law Events

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this fall on whether the Town of Greece, New York violated the Establishment Clause when it adopted a policy that allows local clergy from area houses of worship and other community members to volunteer to open the town council meetings with prayers of their own choosing. Americans United for Separation of Church and State challenged this practice in court, claiming it violated the Establishment Clause. The Supreme Court will review the decision of the Second Circuit which struck down the policy as unconstitutional. Greg Baylor, Duke Law Alumnus and senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, will be discussing the pending case and providing his perspective on possible ramifications of the decision. Professor William Marshall from UNC Law, who is an expert on Church and State relations, will also be commenting on the pending case. Cookout and Cookies will be provided! Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Autumn Hamit at autumn.hamit@lawnet.duke.edu.

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