May 5, 2014
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University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Michael Meyerson's 2012 book, Endowed By Our Creator: The Birth of Religious Freedom in America, was cited in a newly decided U.S. Supreme Court case, Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway. The case concerns a town board's recitation of a prayer to open a public meeting.
On page 9 of the decision, the court cites Meyerson's book thusly:
"A prayer is fitting for the public sphere, in their view, only if it contains the ‘most general, nonsectarian reference to God,' and eschews mention of doctrines associated with any one faith...."
Read about Prof. Meyerson's reaction.
The decision is available here.
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