[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 Wednesday in Town of Greece v. Galloway [SCOTUSblog backgrounde] that the practice of opening town meetings with a prayer does not violate the Establishment Clause [JURIST backgrounder] of the First Amendment [text]. The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled [JURIST report] in 2012 that the New York town's practice amounted to an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion. In an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court...

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