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Supreme Court decision allows Carroll Co. commissioners to pray
Supreme Court decision allows Carroll Co. commissioners to pray

A divided U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monday the right of local governments to offer sectarian prayers at public meetings, a decision that clears the way for the Carroll County board of commissioners to restore their Christian observances. In a 5-4 decision, the high court held that the town of Greece in upstate New York did not violate the Constitution's ban on government endorsement of religion when the town board offered prayers before its monthly meetings — even though the prayers often invoked the name of Jesus and focused on other inherently Christian themes. The decision had an immediate effect on Carroll County, where the board of commissioners has been under a federal...

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