“U.S. backs government prayer” | Lyle Denniston at SCOTUS Blog

Lyle Denniston at SCOTUS Blog: The Obama administration, entering a major new test case on government-religion ties, has urged the Supreme Court to allow prayers at the beginning of government meetings, even if most if not all of the recitals are from one religion, such as Christianity.  But, in a newly filed brief, it has also asked the Court not to allow citizens to join in such sessions with their own private prayers.