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Court rules prayers should be allowed

WASHINGTON:

The US Supreme Court has ruled that a town council in New York state did not violate the US constitution's ban on government endorsement of religion by allowing prayers before its monthly meetings. In a decision that is likely to guide how local governments throughout the United States handle the question, the court said on a 5-4 vote that officials in the town of Greece did not violate the law when picking prayer-givers, who were overwhelmingly Christian.

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