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Garnett on Town of Greece v. Galloway

Rick Garnett, writing at CNN, looks at yesterday's oral arguments in the case Town of Greece v. Galloway, which focuses on prayers in public meetings. The money quote:

Our country is, as Kagan noted, a "multireligious society" and so it is both unsurprising and unavoidable that Americans sometimes disagree about the role and place of religious faith in our public life. It is just as much a fact about our country that, from the very beginning, we have tried to respect religious faith and protect religious liberty, in private and in public. Our tradition and practice has not been to regard public acknowledgments of religion and public requests for divine guidance as inconsistent with our founders' wise decision to distinguish between, or "separate," church and state.

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