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Recent Sixth Circuit Ruling Impacts Prayer at Public Meetings

by Varnum LLP on

If you are a Jackson County resident, your next local Board of Commissioners' meetings might look a little different than what you are used to. On February 15, 2017, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that county...more

Limits of Supreme Court Ruling on Public Prayer Tested in Lawsuit Against California District

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

As our firm reported earlier this year, the Supreme Court recently held that sectarian invocations at public meetings do not automatically violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which separates church and...more

Seven Simple Guidelines for Legislative Prayer

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The U.S. Supreme Court on May 5, 2014, ruled in Town of Greece v. Galloway that local governments may start their regular meetings with a prayer in the nature of the invocations given before Congress. The various justices...more

Supreme Court Upholds Town’s Practice of Opening Board Meetings with Prayer

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a New York town’s practice of opening town board meetings with prayer did not violate the First Amendment. The decision provides guidance to school boards and other public bodies...more

U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Local Governments May Open Meetings With Sectarian Prayer

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

The 5-4 decision found that Town of Greece’s prayer practice is consistent with practices long permitted in American legislative assemblies. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that it is constitutional for a town board...more

In Town Of Greece, U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Constitutionality Of Prayer At Town Meetings

by Holland & Knight LLP on

HIGHLIGHTS - - Local governments in Illinois and around the country should become knowledgeable about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this week in Town of Greece v. Galloway. - In its 5-4 ruling, the Court declared...more

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