Prayer Circle

He lost a seminal ruling; now the Supreme Court is revisiting the precedent.

, The National Law Journal

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In 1983, in one of his many causes, Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers strenuously argued before his colleagues and then through the federal courts that nothing religious in nature should transpire on the legislative floor. The U.S. Supreme Court disagreed with him in the case that bears his name: Marsh v. Chambers. Thirty years later, the Roberts Court is being asked to take that decision upholding legislative prayers a step further in one of the new term's potentially biggest cases.

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