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US Supreme Court Ruling Greenlights Government Prayer

Sarah Lazare, staff writer

In a potentially far-reaching case, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that an upstate New York town's practice of opening government meetings with sectarian prayers does not violate the constitutional protection that separates church and state.

The court's decision (pdf) prompted immediate criticism among civil liberty groups and advocates of religious freedom.