From our friends at the Delaware Valley Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, DVAU! Gloucester County Humanists' Janice Rael is the founder and Vice-President of DVAU.
Don't miss this major event! AU's Greg Lipper is coming to tell us about AU's legislative prayer case before the US Supreme Court!
The Delaware Valley Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State (DVAU) will meet at the Ethical Society Building on the 1st Wednesday of every other month. Please join us for informational speakers and news about church-state issues in our area.
DVAU will meet on Wednesday December 4th 2013 at 7pm in the Philadelphia Ethical Society Building, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia PA, and we are proud to present lawyer Greg Lipper from the Legal Department at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. The title of his talk is “Government, God, and the Town of Greece: The Supreme Court Revisits Legislative Prayer.” AU's legal team represents the two women who launched Town of Greece v. Galloway, the first Supreme Court case in over a decade to consider the limits on government-sponsored prayer. Greg will provide insight into the case, and what to expect next.
Read AU's Rob Boston's report on the case here:
High Noon At The High Court: Justices Hear Arguments In Town Of Greece v. Galloway Case
Greg Lipper currently represents the Respondents in Town of Greece v. Galloway, the first Supreme Court case in over a decade to consider the limits on government-sponsored prayer.
Greg joined Americans United in January 2011, and was named a 2013 “Rising Star" by Super Lawyers. He has authored over a dozenamicus briefs in federal appellate courts defending employees’ access to contraception against religious exercise challenges.
Before joining Americans United, Greg spent six years at Covington & Burling LLP, where his practice included trial and appellate litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and First Amendment advice. Greg also represented parties or amici in nearly twenty cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Greg is a Barrister in the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court, and sits on the Board of Directors of Washington Council of Lawyers. He speaks regularly across the country on a broad range of First Amendment issues.
Greg received his J.D., magna cum laude, in 2003 from Harvard Law School. He received his B.A., with honors, from Northwestern University in 2000 and was a National Intercollegiate Champion in Extemporaneous Speaking.
You can follow Mr. Lipper on Twitter at @theglipper.