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Public Prayer and Local Government

A divided Supreme Court ruled this month that town boards can begin their meetings with sectarian prayers. The 5-4 decision involving a New York town had an immediate impact in Maryland, where a federal judge lifted an injunction against prayer during meetings of the Carroll County commissioners. We explore debates about public prayer and local government.

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