Thursday, June 15, 2017

6th Circuit En Banc Hears Legislative Prayer Case

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals sitting en banc yesterday heard oral arguments in Bormuth v County of Jackson (Docket No. 15-1869). (Audio of full oral arguments.)  In the case, a 3-judge panel of the 6th Circuit in a 2-1 decision held that the manner in which the Jackson County, Michigan Board of Commissioners opens its meetings with prayer violates the Establishment Clause.  (See prior posting.)