Supreme Court Ruling Likely to Impact Chattanooga Prayer Suit

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a New York prayer lawsuit that likely will influence the outcome of a similar case in Chattanooga, the Times Free Press reports. Justices heard from two women who are suing the town of Greece, N.Y., for holding predominately Christian prayers before town council meetings. An unrelated but similar suit has been pending in U.S. District Court in Chattanooga since 2012. It challenges the way Hamilton County opens its commission meetings with prayer. The attorney in the local suit says the Supreme Court’s action will set new law that will have to applied to his clients’ case. The ABA Journal has more on the New York case.

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