The Curious Case of Legislative Prayer: Town of Greece v. Galloway

Ian C. Bartrum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law


This essay explores the Supreme Court's decision to reenter the debate over legislative prayers, and the Solicitor General's curious decision to enter the case in defense of Greece, New York's (somewhat dubious) practice. I suggest that the Court's decision, and the Solicitor's brief, can best be understood as part of larger conflict over Establishment Clause doctrine moving forward