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24 S. C. L. Rev. 705 (1972)


It is customary for each house of Congress to open its daily sessions with prayer delivered by its Chaplain. One might conclude that if the lawmakers of the nation are entitled to ask for divine blessing upon their work, so are the rest of us, including school children. Not so. For the Supreme Court of the United States has drawn the line. Legislators may pray, so far at least, but school children may not. Thus it was that the courts intervened to prevent the holding of "a period for the free exercise of religion" in the Netcong, New Jersey, public high school.



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