The Supreme Court may decide this week to consider whether the Virginia Military Institute's tradition of pre-dinner prayer violates the First Amendment. The Virginia ACLU has sued on behalf of two cadets, contending the courts shouldn't view the matter differently than prayer in elementary and secondary schools. This is the second time in a decade that a VMI tradition has come before the Court -- the last issue involved women's admittance to the state-run college.
Virginia Seeks Review of Ruling on Prayer
February 19, 2004