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Appeals court: Board’s prayer practice is unconstitutional

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Elected officials’ practice of opening meetings in North Carolina with Christian prayer and inviting audience members to join is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a closely watched case likely headed for the U.S. ...

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Texas AG raises concerns over high school’s prayer room

Every day at lunch, a handful of teenagers in Frisco, Texas, would pop into room C112, face a whiteboard and kneel for one of their five daily prayers. It was just a spare classroom, used for everything from teachers’ grading ...

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Residents in town prayer case: Debate continues

GREECE (AP) — The upstate New York residents who challenged their town board’s prayer practice before the nation’s highest court said their disappointment in losing is softened by the dialogue and action the case has inspired. A day after the ...

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Supreme Court to hear Greece prayer case

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case involving prayers at public Greece town meetings. Certiorari was granted earlier today in a case first brought to federal court in February 2008 by Greece residents Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens. The town ...

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Court rejects appeal over prayer at public meeting

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a North Carolina county commission over the mostly Christian prayers offered at the beginning of its public meetings. The justices on Tuesday left in place a federal appeals court ruling ...

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