Prayer In School

GUESTS: DOUGLAS KMIEC Professor of Constitutional Law at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California Co-author of Individual Rights and the American Constitution (Anderson, 1998) JULIE UNDERWOOD General Counsel of the National School Boards Association The Supreme Court ruled this week that prayers held before sporting events in public schools are unconstitutional, even if the prayers are initiated by students rather than clergy. Is there any way to bring prayer into schools without breaching the divide between church and state? Join Juan Williams and guests to examine the Supreme Court's ruling on prayer in schools, and how it will affect students and teachers.

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