Supreme Court Rules Prayers at Town Council Meetings are Constitutional


Published 05/05 2014 09:29AM

Updated 05/05 2014 10:04AM

The Supreme Court says prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity.

The court said in 5-4 decision Monday that the content of the prayers is not critical as long as officials make a good-faith effort at inclusion.

The ruling was a victory for the town of Greece, N.Y., outside of Rochester.

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