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Breaking Supreme Court upholds legislative prayer in Town of Greece v. Galloway
Volokh Conspiracy (Washington Post) ^ | 05/05/2014 | Jonathan H. Adler

Posted on 05/05/2014 7:31:47 AM PDT by Pyro7480

This morning the Supreme Court held in Town of Greece v. Galloway, that the town's practice of beginning legislative sessions with prayers does not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. It was a 5-4 decision, split along traditional right-left lines.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: greecevgalloway; newyork; prayer; scotus; supremecourt; townmeetingprayer
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1 posted on 05/05/2014 7:31:47 AM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480

Glad to hear. This will drive them nuts on planet MSNBC.

I hope that this helps clarify that the “establishment” clause, which the liberals constantly talk about, does not mean you have to ban every mention of religion. It doesn’t mean that you have to have “zero tolerance”, and cleanse the public sphere of any religious symbol.


2 posted on 05/05/2014 7:34:09 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Pyro7480

A blow to the Prayer Nazis.


3 posted on 05/05/2014 7:34:42 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Pyro7480
This is going to make the heads at MSNBC explode (it could also open the door for getting prayer back in schools and sporting events, since the legal reasoning for that should be similar to the legal reasoning they used for case). Also it could very well portend the same 5-4 majority striking down the birth control mandate on religous grounds.

But on the scary side, we are one Obama Supreme Court appointment away from a total ban on public prayer....

4 posted on 05/05/2014 7:34:46 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Exactly.

Because the practice of banning religious symbols.. is actually a religion in itself.


5 posted on 05/05/2014 7:35:32 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: apillar

good point.

Pray for the continued service and good health of Roberts, Alito, Scalia, Thomas, and even Anthony Kennedy. If any of them retire before Obama’s term is over, the replacement will be a hard leftist, in the mold of Ginsburg, Kagen, and Sotomayor.


6 posted on 05/05/2014 7:36:50 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: apillar

“But on the scary side, we are one Obama Supreme Court appointment away from a total ban on public prayer....”

Darned right scary. It is nuts that 9 people have this say over every facet of our lives. Or should I say 5 people.


7 posted on 05/05/2014 7:37:34 AM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: Pyro7480

5-4 - do you recognize what a thin line this country is hanging on?


8 posted on 05/05/2014 7:39:42 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Huskrrrr

Here come prayers at city councils of religions you don’t like.


9 posted on 05/05/2014 7:40:20 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Pyro7480

Wonderful!


10 posted on 05/05/2014 7:40:42 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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Bad news for Tim Tebow, as now the leftists at NBC, in retribution, will run 15 stories between now and NFL Week 1 showing he’s still not ready for the NFL.


11 posted on 05/05/2014 7:40:51 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: all the best

Well, you figure the reason it gets to the point of 5 justices having this power, is because lower courts consistently make liberal decisions, which work their way up the line.

If the lower courts nipped lawsuits over these issues in the bud, we wouldn’t get to the point where a bare majority of the Supreme Court is defining these issues for us.

But then that touches on the issues of federal judges in general. Obama continues to appoint hard leftists to the lower federal courts.

And this points up why elections matter. How many voters consider that the president is the one who will be appointing federal judges for the next four years, when they go vote?


12 posted on 05/05/2014 7:41:49 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Pyro7480; Lurking Libertarian; Perdogg; JDW11235; Clairity; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; GregNH; ...

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13 posted on 05/05/2014 7:42:43 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Pyro7480

Pray for the health of those 5 Justices. They are all that stands in the way of the precipice.


14 posted on 05/05/2014 7:43:32 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Pyro7480

I finally figured it out after all these years that there’s only one person who liberals hate more than conservatives, the Tea Party, and FOX News combined- GOD!


15 posted on 05/05/2014 7:44:35 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Probably a good idea to pray for RB Ginsberg’s health as well.


16 posted on 05/05/2014 7:44:53 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Pyro7480
The opinion is here (the first few pages summarize it).

Greece


17 posted on 05/05/2014 7:45:32 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: apillar
But on the scary side, we are one Obama Supreme Court appointment away from a total ban on public prayer.

Friend, we are one liberal justice away from total destruction of the Constitution. We need an Article V Convention ... badly.

18 posted on 05/05/2014 7:52:29 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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19 posted on 05/05/2014 7:52:32 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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BTTT!


20 posted on 05/05/2014 7:53:28 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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