Monday, January 12, 2009

Supreme Court Denies Review In City Council Prayer Case

Today the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in Turner v. City Council of Fredericksburg, (Docket No. 08-518) (Order List). In the case, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals (in a decision written by Sandra Day O'Connor sitting as a Circuit judge) upheld the policy of the Fredericksburg, Virginia city council that requires prayers which open its sessions to be nondenominational. (See prior posting.)