'We will get prayer back in our schools,' Attorney General Jeff Landry says
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is vowing to fight for prayer in public schools, telling a friendly audience of several hundred people: "With your prayers, and an offense, we will get prayer back in public schools." His remarks came Thursday night (Sept. 21) at the Louisiana Family Forum gala in Baton Rouge. The U.S. Supreme Court has found government-sponsored prayer in public schools to be unconstitutional several times over the past 50 years. Still, the Constitution protects the rights of students and faculty members to engage in personal prayer at school events if they desire.