Public Prayer and Local Government

Public Prayer and Local Government

A divided Supreme Court ruled this month that town boards can begin their meetings with sectarian prayers. The 5-4 decision involving a New York town had an immediate impact in Maryland, where a federal judge lifted an injunction against...

A divided Supreme Court ruled this month that town boards can begin their meetings with sectarian prayers. The 5-4 decision involving a New York town had an immediate impact in Maryland, where a federal judge lifted an injunction against prayer during meetings of the Carroll County commissioners. We explore debates about public prayer and local government.

Guests

Adam Liptak

Supreme Court reporter, The New York Times

Douglas Laycock

Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia Law School

Eric Rassbach

Deputy General Counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

David C. Gibbs III

President and General Counsel, National Center for Life and Liberty

Monica Miller

Attorney, American Humanist Association

Please familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct and Terms of Use before posting your comments.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.