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Pastor, Church & Law

written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA

Prayer on Public Property other than Schools

Volume 4 . Chapter 14 . § 14-02
Key point 14-02. The courts have ruled that the First Amendment allows chaplains and other ministers to pray before legislative assemblies.

The Supreme Court has ruled that it is permissible for state legislatures to select and compensate legislative chaplains,14 and other courts have approved congressional chaplains15 and the practice of opening county board meetings with prayer.16

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