• Appeals court to hear county board prayer case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments over the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors’ practice of opening meetings with a prayer. The county is appealing a judge’s ruling last year barring the board from opening meetings with prayers associated with a specific religion. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of…

  • Arguments set in challenge over prayer at meetings

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Parties in the legal fight over prayers at Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors meetings are taking the battle to federal appeals court. Attorneys in the case are scheduled to present oral arguments in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Oct. 28. The Danville Register & Bee reports…

  • Judge: Pittsylvania prayer injunction will remain

    A judge says he won\’t dissolve an injunction barring the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors from opening meetings with sectarian prayers.

  • Henrico board resumes opening meetings with prayer

    The Henrico County Board of Supervisors has resumed opening meetings with prayer in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

  • Md. county reverts to disputed prayer policy

    WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — The Carroll County Commissioners are reverting to a disputed prayer policy in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The five Republican commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to reverse their April decision limiting opening prayers at public meetings to nonsectarian invocations. Last month’s resolution followed a federal court order barring the…

  • Court lifts bar to Christian prayer in Md. county

    DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press A federal judge in Baltimore is lifting an order barring Christian prayers at the opening of government meetings in Carroll County, Maryland. Judge William Quarles vacated his March 25 preliminary injunction Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Christian prayers at town board meetings in Greece, New York.…

  • Prayer creates controversy in Dumfries

    The Dumfries Town Council will vote this week on whether to replace an opening prayer with a moment of silence.