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Fields v. Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

The Pennsylvania House opens most legislative sessions with a prayer. Third Circuit (over a dissent): And the First Amendment doesn’t require that nontheists be given the chance to offer the invocations. That wouldn’t be “prayer” as it’s been understood for almost 250 years of American history—as a call for guidance from a higher power.


Tags: 2019, First Amendment, Religious Liberty, Third Circuit

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