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Supreme Court may be next for school board prayer case


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its ruling allowing student-led prayer at school board meetings in Texas.

In March, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rejected a challenge of student-led prayers at board meetings of the Birdville, Texas, Independent School District. The ruling said the prayers don't run afoul of the prohibition against government-established religion.

On Tuesday, a request for a rehearing by the full New Orleans-based 5th Circuit court was rejected without comment.

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