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Federal Judge Rules Day of Prayer Unconstitutional

Salon reports –

A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional Thursday, saying the day amounts to a call for religious action. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb wrote that the government can no more enact laws supporting a day of prayer than it can encourage citizens to fast during Ramadan, attend a synagogue or practice magic. “In fact, it is because the nature of prayer is so personal and can have such a powerful effect on a community that the government may not use its authority to try to influence an individual’s decision whether and when to pray,” Crabb wrote.

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6 Constitutional Amendments That Never Passed

An article in MentalFloss is an interesting, quick read. It outlines 6 proposed constitutional amendments that failed to pass. You may remember the Equal Rights Amendment from the 1970s and even D.C. statehood amendment, but the 4 older ones are rather obscure.

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