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Supreme Court To Review Prayer In Town Halls

Supreme Court To Review Prayer In Town Halls
By David G. McAfee
 

The United States Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether or not a city in New York violated the Establishment Clause by allowing volunteer private citizens to open town board meetings with a prayer.

The decision comes one year after a three-judge panel of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the prayer policy for the town of Greece, saying “a given legislative prayer practice, viewed in its entirety, may not advance a single religious sect.” But the town of Greece has asked the High Court to reverse that decision. Continue reading