separation of church and state Prayers Before Town Hall Meetings Are Constitutional, High Court Finds By editor • May 5, 2014 A city council in upstate New York is not violating the Constitution when it opens its meetings with a prayer, the U.S. Supreme Court held Monday with a 5-4 vote. Would You Vote Against the Bible? By Sue Lincoln • Apr 21, 2014 Listen Listening... / 1:45 When legislators return from their four-day Easter recess this afternoon, the full House will take up a rather controversial bill—naming “the Holy Bible” as the official state book of Louisiana. Supreme Court Case Puts Public Prayer Back In The Spotlight By Nina Totenberg • Nov 6, 2013 The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case questioning the use of prayer at government meetings. But first, the marshal will ask "God" to "save the United States and this honorable court."