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Supreme Court hears Greece religion case
Washington, D.C. (AP) - The Supreme Court has been wrestling with the appropriate role for religion in government.
On Wednesday, the justices engaged in a lively give-and-take with attorneys arguing a case involving prayers at the start of council meetings in Greece.
The case was prompted by a lawsuit brought by two residents, Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens, who originally brought the action after witnessing the prayers at a meeting in 2007.
A federal appeals court ruled that the town of Greece violated the Constitution because nearly every prayer in an 11-year span was overtly Christian.
There were indications today that the justices might disagree with the appellate ruling.
A ruling in the case is expected next year.