Town of Greece v. Galloway Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Town of Greece v Galloway, a separation of church-and-state case regarding prayers said before a… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Town of Greece v Galloway, a separation of church-and-state case regarding prayers said before a town council meeting in upstate New York. The Court decided in 1983 that federal and state legislatures could begin sessions with prayer. This case examined whether there should be different rules for local council meetings where citizens come to ask for official actions. The Court would also consider if opening a government meeting with prayers from one faith was essentially identifying with a specific religion and would violate the Constitution’s First Amendment ban on a government establishment of religion.

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Town of Greece v. Galloway Oral Argument

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Program ID:
316080-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 6, 2013
Last Aired:
Aug 18, 2014

Airing Details

  • Nov 06, 2013 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN.org
  • Nov 08, 2013 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 09, 2013 | 12:50am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 09, 2013 | 5:25am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 09, 2013 | 6:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Nov 10, 2013 | 1:16pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 12, 2013 | 10:04am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 12, 2013 | 10:29pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 13, 2013 | 4:08am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • May 05, 2014 | 3:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • May 05, 2014 | 5:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 05, 2014 | 8:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 05, 2014 | 11:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 06, 2014 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 18, 2014 | 9:58am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 18, 2014 | 6:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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