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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Nov 21, 2012

Recent lawsuits from around the country are actively challenging prayers offered before public meetings, News Channel 5 reports. In Tennessee, a complaint has been filed against such prayers in Hamilton County, urging that local officials adopt a moment of silence instead. Lawyers on both sides of the debate say there is a new complaint almost weekly, though they don't always end up in court. Some lawyers and lawmakers believe it's only a matter of time before the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in to resolve the differences. The court has previously declined to take up the issue, but lawyers in a New York case plan to ask the justices to revisit it.