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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Statement from Congressman Chris Collins on the Supreme Court Victory for the Town of Greece

May 5, 2014
Press Release
Statement from Congressman Collins on the Supreme Court Victory for the Town of Greece

Statement from Congressman Chis Collins (NY-27) regarding the Supreme Court case Greece v. Galloway, which concerned the religious establishment clause in the Constitution. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of the Town of Greece.

“I applaud today’s decision by the Supreme Court, which will allow our nation to continue to be a place where people from around the world can come to escape religious persecution and pray within their communities as they see fit,” said Congressman Collins.

“It has been clear from the beginning that the Town of Greece did not violate the United States Constitution, which is why I signed an Amicus Curiae brief in support of the Town of Greece last August. The Town of Greece welcomed prayer from people of all backgrounds and beliefs. That practice embodied one of the core principles our nation was founded on — the freedom of religious expression without fear of government action. Today's decision is a victory for First Amendment advocates throughout our country,” continued Congressman Collins.