US Supreme Court affirms that Americans are free to pray

Monday, May 05, 2014

Attorney sound bites:  David Cortman  |  Brett Harvey

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel David Cortman regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Monday to affirm the freedom of Americans to pray according to their own beliefs at public meetings:

“The Supreme Court has again affirmed that Americans are free to pray. In America, we tolerate a diversity of opinions and beliefs; we don’t silence people or try to separate what they say from what they believe. Opening public meetings with prayer is a cherished freedom that the authors of the Constitution themselves practiced. Speech censors should have no power to silence volunteers who pray for their communities just as the Founders did.”

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent the town of Greece, N.Y. in the lawsuit, Town of Greece v. Galloway. Lead counsel and allied attorney Thomas G. Hungar of the Washington, D.C. law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP argued the case before the Supreme Court in November of last year.

A full news release will be issued shortly. It will be available on the Town of Greece v. Galloway resource page.
  • Pronunciation guide: Hungar (HUN’-gahr)

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