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En Banc Court Strikes Legislative Prayer Practice (access required)

A divided 4th Circuit upholds a decision declaring unconstitutional North Carolina county commissioners’ delivery of pointedly sectarian invocations, composed by individual commissioners, prior to commission meetings; the lawmakers’ prayer practices violate the First Amendment, the court says on rehearing en banc. Sectarian prayer This case requires that we decide whether Rowan County’s practice of lawmaker led sectarian prayer ...