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In Supreme Court Wednesday: Is Prayer Before Meetings Unconstitutional?

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 GREECE, New York (CBS) - For the past 14 years the town council of Greece, new York has started its meetings with a prayer, usually led by local clergy.

 

On Wednesday the supreme court is hearing arguments whether the town's prayers are unconstitutional.

A lower court sided with two town residents who argue the prayers violate their rights and that people feel forced to join.

Others disagree with the court.

"If the Continental Congress can do it, if the U.S. Congress can do it, certainly, the town of Greece has the same liberties that our founders had to open their meetings with a prayer," said Brett Harvey, Sr. Counsel, Alliance Defending.

The supreme court is expected to issue a ruling in the case next spring.

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