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  • The local religion [Editorial]

    The local religion  [Editorial]
    The Supreme Court's decision to allow explicitly Christian prayer at the start of local government meetings will have the unfortunate effect of alienating those with minority religious beliefs or no religious faith at all. The 5-4 decision turned...
  • After Supreme Court prayer decision, Satanist offers his own prayer

    After Supreme Court prayer decision, Satanist offers his own prayer
    Today, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of a town board in upstate New York, and by extension, governmental bodies everywhere, to begin official meetings with a Christian prayer. "Ceremonial prayer," the court said, is not...
  • In prayer case, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas proves critics wrong

    Two of the most common misperceptions about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas are that he’s not a distinctive voice on the court and that he’s a jurisprudential clone of Justice Antonin Scalia. Monday’s decision on prayer at public...
  • The Supreme Court got it wrong on prayer at public meetings

    Local governments should not invite members of the clergy to pray at public meetings. Why not? Because people of all religious beliefs — and people with no religious beliefs — come to such meetings to seek the aid of their elected...
  • Jesus in Congress: Actually, most of the prayers there are ecumenical

    Jesus in Congress: Actually, most of the prayers there are ecumenical
    On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that it was constitutional to begin government meetings with prayers, even if they are overwhelmingly Christian in character. The case involved invocations offered by guest chaplains at town meetings in Greece, N.Y....
  • Supreme Court rules 5-4 on public prayer

    Ever since the Supreme Court ruled organized prayer and Bible study in public schools unconstitutional in the early 1960s, conservative Christians have been trying to re-enter the secular arena. Take Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971). The case, The New York Times...
  • Supreme Court rules on public prayer -- but should it?

    The notion that something can simultaneously be wrong and constitutional really seems to bother a lot of people. Consider the Supreme Court's recent decision on public prayer. In Greece v. Galloway the court ruled, 5-4, that the little town of Greece,...
  • In Theory: The high court rules in favor of prayer

    A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in the case of Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway et al., that it does not violate the Constitution to offer sectarian prayers during open local government meetings, even if the majority of the prayers offered...
  • Keep your prayers private, most say

    Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote in a Supreme Court decision this week — which found explicitly sectarian prayers at public meetings constitutional — that those who are put off by such religious invocations are free to ignore them. They...
  • Church 5, State 4

    The First Amendment won one this week before the Supreme Court of the United States -- by one vote. The close vote in the case brought to mind the old story about the corporate board of directors that approved a resolution wishing its CEO a speedy and...
  • Professor says Supreme Court drew flawed conclusion from book

    Professor says Supreme Court drew flawed conclusion from book
    It's not every day that a law professor has his book quoted by the Supreme Court, and so the University of Baltimore's Michael I. Meyerson was understandably intrigued when his 2012 work about the Framers' views on religion made it into Monday's...