Justices allow public prayers at New York town's council meetings
May 5th, 2014
11:22 AM ET
7 months ago

Justices allow public prayers at New York town's council meetings

(CNN) - The Supreme Court gave limited approval on Monday to public prayers at a New York town's board meetings, citing the country's history of religious acknowledgment in the legislature.

The 5-4 ruling came in yet another contentious case over the intersection of faith and the civic arena. It was confined to the specific circumstances and offered little guidance on how other communities should offer civic prayers without violating the Constitution.

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soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. smith

    @Think Again-I could care less about someone praying to Allah, God, or whatever they pray about. As long as they are not forcing someone to pray along with them.

    May 5, 2014 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  2. Lolo

    Hypocrits. I guess only the GOP knows about prayer. The Court is rigged.

    May 5, 2014 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  3. just someone

    I hope you know that the Islamic, Jewish and Christian religions worship the same God. The God of Abraham.

    May 5, 2014 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
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