USD Law Professor Discusses Prayer At Government Meetings

Nov 5, 2013

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears a case that could change the way prayers are handled at government meetings.  The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal of a lower court decision in Greece v. Galloway over whether the town of Greece can open its board meetings with a prayer.  Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens argued that the practice is a violation of their constitutional rights because it’s coercing a religious observance.  The case could lead to a significant shift in law separating church and state.  University of South Dakota law professor Patrick Garry is the author of “Wrestling with God: The Courts’ Tortuous Treatment of Religion.”

Patrick Garry, University of South Dakota Law Professor