Guest Commentary

Opinion: A Tough Fight To End Legislative Prayer

, The Connecticut Law Tribune


For the first time in 30 years, the U.S. Supreme Court is revisiting the practice common to many legislative bodies of commencing their sessions with prayer. In 1983, the justices in Marsh v. Chambers rejected an Establishment Clause challenge to this ritual even though the same Presbyterian minister, paid out of public funds, had given invocations "in the Judeo-Christian tradition" for 16 years.

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