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Marsh v. Chambers
United States Supreme Court
463 U.S. 783 (1983)
Each session of the Nebraska legislature begins with a prayer given by a chaplain. The chaplain is paid for his services out of public funds. Ernest Chambers (plaintiff), a member of the Nebraska Legislature and a taxpayer of Nebraska, challenged the practice of legislative prayer on the ground that it violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Burger, C.J.)
Dissent (Stevens, J.)
Dissent (Brennan, J.)
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