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Simpson v. Chesterfield Co. Board of Supervisors

 
IssueWhether a government-sponsored prayer at local meetings violated the First Amendment insofar as it did not allow a Wiccan priestess to use her own prayers to open sessions.
Lower Court 4th Circuit
Lower Court Ruling First Amend. claim denied
Opinion - Lower Court
Simpson v. Chesterfield Co. Board of Supervisors (4th Cir., 2005)

News
AP, "High court won't hear appeal from Wiccan priestess" (10-11-05)

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