Hindus Protest Legislative Prayer Ruling

September 23, 2005

Source: Spero News


On September 23, 2005 Spero News reported, "Less than a year after becoming the first Hindu American group to file an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief with the United States Supreme Court, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) continued its legal campaign with another brief in support of a petition for writ of certiorari. The case, Simpson v. Chesterfield County, involves legislative prayer... The latest HAF brief was supported by numerous Hindu organizations and co-signed by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Association of American Indian Affairs as well as the Interfaith Alliance. 'References to Hinduism and Hindu Americans, written on behalf of practicing Hindus, finally appeared in the annals of Supreme Court jurisprudence with our brief last year,' said Suhag Shukla, Esq., legal counsel for HAF. 'We believe the issues raised in this second brief are of even greater importance to not only Hindu Americans, but all Americans'... The Supreme Court will decide whether to hear the case sometime this fall."