Attorney sounds off on Supreme Court prayer case

Attorney sounds off on Supreme Court prayer case

An attorney who was involved with the recent U.S. Supreme Court case on prayer at public meetings says the ruling encourages but doesn't outright permit other public religious displays.

Texas attorney Evan Young filed a brief in the case on behalf of Greece, New York, which was taken to court over prayer at public meetings.  The high court ruled this month that the practice is allowed.

Young said he believes the court made the right decision but wishes the ruling was nine to zero instead of five to four.  He said previous court rulings support his opinion.

Young added that the ruling could be fodder for those wanting other modest public religious displays, such as nativity scenes or Christmas trees.  But he said the ruling likely can't apply to prayer in schools.

Young made the comments Wednesday on A Penny for Your Thoughts on WDWS.

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