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Supreme Court / School Prayer #192797

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 19, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Jackie Judd) Supreme Court ruling against prayer before high school football games examined; details given of the Texas case. [Former acting Solicitor General Walter DELLINGER - says there was governmental involvement.] Majority opinion from Justice John Paul Stevens and minority opinion from Chief Justice William Rehnquist quoted. [Santa Fe independent school district John COUCH - reacts to the court ruling.] The decades-long nature of the school prayer issue noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Discussion held with ABCNews legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin about the Supreme Court's decision that this was a sanctioned prayer and about the next separation of church and state cases.

Jennings, Peter;
Judd, Jackie

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