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U.S. Supreme Court

Legislative prayer allowed

5 May, 2014

Court rules 5 to 4 that prayer prior to town council meeting in Upstate New York does not violate the constitutional probation against government-established religion. The decision cites both tradition and history and writing for the majority, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy says:

Ceremonial prayer is but a recognition that, since this Nation was founded and until the present day, many Americans deem that their own existence must be understood by precepts far beyond the authority of government.