Friday, June 27, 2014

Supreme Court Breakfast Table

I’d like to comment on three unrelated decisions, two from the last couple of days and one from May. I’ll start with the old-timer, Town of Greece v. Galloway, where the court by its usual conservative 5–4 majority upheld the practice of a town board in upstate New York to begin every meeting with an invocation. The invocation is given by a clergyman, invariably a Christian, and often the invocation mentions Jesus Christ or otherwise reveals its sectarian character. The town doesn’t limit...

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