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Civil Rights – First Amendment – Legislative Prayer (access required)

The Fredericksburg City Council’s policy of using only nondenominational prayers to open council meetings did not violate the First Amendment rights of plaintiff council member, an ordained minister, who insisted on invoking the name of Jesus Christ in his prayer; the 4th Circuit upholds summary judgment for defendant city council. The city council rotated the responsibility ...

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