Lead Stories

To pray or not to pray

"To pray or not to pray" Continued...

“The First Congress is the source,” Alito jabbed, noting that the founders prayed explicitly Protestant Christian prayers.

The case doesn’t have the massive religious liberty implications of a case like Hosanna Tabor, which determined whether religious institutions could make their own hiring decisions without government interference. But this case is still important, according to Luke Goodrich, senior counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. 

“Greece is a very important case … mainly because of its potential effect on Establishment Clause jurisprudence more broadly,” he said. The court’s current jurisprudence has struck down “all manner of actions deemed too friendly to religion. … To the extent that the Supreme Court is able to put that jurisprudence on a more historically firm and less religiously hostile basis, Greece would be a very important case.”

Listen to a report on the Greece, N.Y., case on The World and Everything in It:

Emily Belz
Emily Belz

Emily, who has covered everything from political infighting to pet salons for The Indianapolis Star, The Hill, and the New York Daily News, reports for WORLD Magazine from New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emlybelz.


You must be a WORLD member to post comments.

    Keep Reading


    Power campaigns

    The GOP is fighting to maintain control of Congress…


    Troubling ties

    Under the Clinton State Department, influence from big money…