Town of Greece v. Galloway

Text

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-696_bpm1.pdf

Holding

Opening town meetings with prayer does not violate the establishment clause, even if the prayers are sectarian in nature; town is not required to look outside its borders for non-Christian prayer-givers so long as it maintains policy of nondiscrimination.

Citation

572 U.S. 565

Year

Ratio

Author

Religious Tradition Involved

State/Territory of Origin

Clause (Free Exercise / Establishment / Both / Other)

Does it involve religious institution(s) or individual(s)

Local / State / Federal Legislation

Dissent Author(s)

Uphold / Overturn Penultimate Court

Penultimate court of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

Galloway v. Town of Greece, 681 F.3d 20 (2d Cir. 2012), rev'd sub nom. Town of Greece, N.Y. v. Galloway, 572 U.S. 565 (2014)