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Supreme Court To Hear Town Prayer Case
A lawsuit against a town in New York has a prayer at the United States Supreme Court.
FOX News Radio’s Rich Johnson reports from Washington:
The court has agreed to hear the grievance of two residents of Greece, New York. They claim the town is endorsing Christianity by allowing members of the public to open town meetings with prayers. The two say the vast majority of those prayers were lead by Christian clergy – in violation of the First Amendment.
The town’s lawyers say it never regulated the content of the prayers, nor did it discriminate in choosing those giving the prayers. The first attempt to sue failed, but a federal circuit court reinstated the case.
In Washington, Rich Johnson, FOX News Radio.
Editor’s Note: The High Court will hear oral arguments and decide the case during its next term, which begins in October.