By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
In May 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit issued an aggressive, secular ruling in a "legislative" prayer case arising from a small town in western New York. In Town of Greece v. Galloway, the 2nd Circuit ruled that Greece's permitting public prayer before town meetings violated the First Amendment.
Judge Guido Calabresi, writing for a three-judge 2nd Circuit panel, stated that "the town's prayer practice had the effect, even if not the purpose, of establishing religion."