In Marsh v. Chambers, the Supreme Court upheld the practice of starting legislative meetings with prayer due to the ritual's deep-seated history, which dates back to the First Congress. A petition for certiorari in Town of Greece v. Galloway warns that a legal battle in upstate New York is threatening that tradition.
Brief of the Week: Defending a town's use of prayer at legislative meetings
The National Law Journal
February 6, 2013
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