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Plaintiffs in Carroll prayer case drop ban request
Plaintiffs in Carroll prayer case drop ban request

Plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit challenging Christian prayers at Carroll County commissioner meetings have dropped a request for a temporary ban on the practice. The plaintiffs, a humanist group and residents who say they feel alienated by the prayers, said that instead they intend to ask the judge to make a final judgment in the case. The commissioners have already filed papers making the same request. U.S. District Court Judge William D. Quarles previously banned the commissioners from praying to Jesus at the beginning of their meetings, saying it was likely the plaintiffs would win the case. But Quarles withdrew the ban after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Christian prayers...

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