9th & 11th Circuit prayer wins support case heading to Supreme Court | Alliance Defending Freedom

Sacramento Bee: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled on Tuesday that the Lancaster City Council’s invocation policy is constitutional because it allows for the opening prayer to be said by any faith or religion. | Rubin v. City of Lancaster


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The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Brett Harvey regarding federal appeals court decisions Tuesday in Rubin v. City of Lancaster and Atheists of Florida v. City of Lakeland, both of which found that opening public meetings with privately led prayers is constitutional:

“Since this nation’s founding, public meetings have been opened with prayers offered according to the conscience of the speaker. Now two more federal appellate courts have reaffirmed the constitutionality of this historic practice. Both decisions conflict with the 2nd Circuit’s poor ruling in Town of Greece v. Galloway, a case that the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to hear in the next few weeks. We trust the high court will want to clear up this conflict once and for all.”



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