Constitutional Law - Legislative Prayer and the Establishment Clause: An Exception to the Traditional Analysis
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Slovek, Robert M.
INTRODUCTION|The legislature of each of the fifty states and of the federal government begins each day with an opening prayer. Nebraska, sixteen other states, and the United States Congress regularly employ a chaplain or chaplains for this purpose. This practice has been challenged on numerous occasions as a violation of the first amendment Establishment Clause, but no case had reached the Supreme Court until Marsh v. Chambers. The Court in Marsh upheld the compensation and tenure of Nebraska's legislative chaplain as being within the bounds of the Establishment Clause...
17 Creighton L. Rev. 157 (1983-1984)
Creighton University School of Law