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, featuring lawyer Greg Lipper from the Legal Department at Americans United for Separation of Church and State, who worked on the legislative prayer case Greece vs Galloway before the US Supreme Court on November 6, 2013. The title of Greg’s talk is “Government, God, and the Town of Greece: The Supreme Court Revisits Legislative Prayer.”
Read AU’s Rob Boston’s report on the case here:
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 dozen amicus 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.