Attorneys General Join Court Brief in Support of Prayer

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Montgomery, Ala.
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood have joined attorneys general from 21 other states in filing a brief at the U.S. Supreme Court in support of prayer at the start of government meetings.

The brief asks the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling from New York that said prayer at the beginning of government assembly meetings violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.

The brief from the attorneys general asks the justices to reaffirm a Supreme Court ruling 30 years ago that upheld prayer at the start of legislative sessions.

Attorneys general from neighboring states of Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee have also signed on to the brief.

The court is scheduled to hear the case of Town of Greece, N.Y. vs. Galloway after Oct. 1.


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