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Supreme Court To Rule on Prayer at Government Meetings

The case concerns a Town Board in Greece, N.Y. that regularly had clergy conduct prayers before meetings was

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WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether prayers can be offered at government meetings—a practice that's been common in Congress and throughout the states for more than two centuries.

The religious expression case, which comes to the court from the town of Greece, N.Y., focuses on the first 10 words of the First Amendment, ratified in 1791: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."