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Legislative Prayer in the Fourth Circuit: “If the Board’s Practice Does not Violate This Rule, Then . . . What Does”?

This is a guest post by Ashley Terrazas, Smith Moore Leatherwood summer associate and rising third-year law student.   When is legislative prayer allowed in public meetings? Does it make a difference if the prayer is led by a legislator? When does a legislative prayer practice go from a solemn tradition to unconstitutional religious coercion? A few weeks ago, the Fourth Circuit addressed these questions and more in its en …Read More