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Weighing In On Public Prayer at Government Meetings: the Supreme Court Ruling

Released: 5-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT
Source Newsroom: Georgia State University
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Eric J. Segall, an expert in constitutional law, federal jurisdiction and civil rights at Georgia State University is available to discuss the recent ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States upholding prayer at government meetings, even if the prayers are overwhelmingly Christian, based on a case involving public meetings in the town of Greece, N.Y.

"Eight years of exclusively Christian prayers along with incidents of prayer givers asking people to bow their heads, and denigrating other faiths should have led the court to reach a different result," Segall said.

Segall, the Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law at Georgia State's College of Law, is the author of "Supreme Myths: Why the Supreme Court is not a Court and its Justices are not Judges," and his articles on constitutional law have appeared in the Stanford Law Review, UCLA Law Review, the George Washington Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, and others.

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Phone: 404-918-8781

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