The Constitution: Does Schoolroom Prayer Require a New Amendment?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . . —First Amendment

To alter the latest interpretation of those time-honored words, which go back to 1791, is the goal of 170 proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution, now being hotly debated before the House Judiciary Committee. In an unprecedented assault on the Constitution's first ten amendments, which are known as the Bill of Rights, all of the new amendments, whatever their wording, have one aim: to reverse the Supreme Court's recent...

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