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Supreme Court To Consider Constitutionality of Opening Government Meetings With Prayer



The Supreme Court will hear arguments today regarding the constitutionality of holding prayers before government meetings. The New York town of Greece is to argue that opening meetings with a prayer is constitutional, citing previous cases. 

The town's case is being supported by the Obama administration. 

From UPI:

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Lawyers Wednesday readied arguments for the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of opening government meetings with prayer -- almost always Christian.

A town board in upstate New York, a suburb of Rochester, has opened its meetings for years with a Christian prayer led by a Christian cleric. But a federal appeals court ruled the prayers unconstitutional, finding they endorse Christianity.

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