Attorney General Wilson Issues Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Town of Greece vs. Galloway

Attorney General Alan Wilson Issues Statement on

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Town of Greece v. Galloway

 

(COLUMBIA, S.C.)   South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson released the following statement on today’s 5-4 ruling by the United States Supreme Court, upholding the practice of offering corporate prayer at government meeting in Greece, New York.  The South Carolina Attorney General’s office submitted an amicus brief supporting the town of Greece, which was used by the Court in its decision:

“I am pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the First Amendment right of every American to pray, including at the start of government meetings. This decision provides much-needed clarity for public officials, and upholds a fundamental principle of the Constitution – which is one’s freedom to seek higher counsel when debating policies at the local, state and federal levels of government.”    

 

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To view the amicus brief provided by the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, click here.

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