Both Sides Seek Comfort in Court's Invocation of Deity

, The National Law Journal

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Just minutes before the Supreme Court heard arguments over prayer at government meetings on Wednesday, the marshal of the court Pamela Talkin gaveled the court into session and proclaimed, as she has hundreds of times before, the following words: "The Honorable, the Chief Justice and the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! All persons having business before the Honorable, the Supreme Court of the United States, are admonished to draw near and give their attention, for the Court is now sitting. God save the United States and this Honorable Court!"

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