The American Bar Association’s State & Local Government Section is sponsoring a webinar about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway that may be of interest to many of our readers. Here’s a description of the program:
“To pray or not to pray?” That was the question in Town of Greece v. Galloway, a case in which a sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court held that town council meetings could open with a prayer without violating the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. This program, featuring a panel of nationally-recognized expert practitioners and scholars, will take a first look at the various opinions issued by the Court (Justice Kennedy authored the majority opinion, while four other Justices penned separate concurring or dissenting opinions) and what this decision may mean for the future. The case generated intense interest, with no less than 44 amicus briefs filed in support of the parties, and this program will view the decision from a variety of perspectives.
Eric Rassbach, Deputy Counsel at the Becket Fund, Mark Burkland, of Holland & Knight, and Walter Olson, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, are panelists for the program. Patricia Salkin, Dean and Professor of Law at Touro Law Center, will serve as moderator. Learn more about the program here.
Be sure to check out our coverage of the Town of Greece decision and its aftermath to prepare for what looks to be a promising program: