A ruling by the US Supreme Court has highlighted the growing religious divide on America’s highest judicial body.
The five justices who are practising Catholics ruled in favour of sectarian prayers being recited at the beginning of official government meetings. The three Jewish justices, and their non-practising Catholic colleague, ruled against the practice.
Andrew West spoke to Professor Steven Green, director of the Centre for Religion, Law and Democracy at Willamette University in Oregon, about the implications of the case. Prof Green was one of several scholars who filed an amicus ”“ or friend of the court ”“ brief in that case.