On Monday the Supreme Court decided to uphold the right of prayer at public council meetings. The 5-4 split decision deems opening prayers at town council meetings not
unconstitutional. The case was based out of Greece, NY where the traditional practice of opening public council meetings with prayer was challenged by two women, one an atheist and the other Jewish. Justice Anthony Kennedy sided with the opinion writing, "As a practice that has long endured, legislative prayer has become part of our heritage and tradition." Writing the dissent Justice Elena Kagan said that citizens, "even in a partly legislative body...should not confront government-sponsored worship that divides them along religious lines."