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Second Circuit Finds Town Prayer Practice Violates Establishment Clause
By Steven Silverberg and Katherine Zalantis
The Second Ciircuit Court of Appeals found that a town's practice of conducting prayers at the begining of town board meetings, as a result of the totality of the manner in which the prayer leaders were selected and the prayers were conducted, violated the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution. In
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