Court Won't Rehear Calif. School Board Prayer Case.

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A federal appeals court has ruled that it won't hear another challenge to a California public school board's policy dealing with prayers before meetings.

The Chino Valley Unified School District had been opening meetings with prayer and Bible readings. In 2014, the Freedom From Religion Foundation challenged the policy in court.

A federal court struck down the policy, and that ruling was later upheld by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

"Unlike a session of Congress or a state legislature, or a meeting of a town board, the Chino Valley Board meetings function as extensions of the educational experience of the district's public schools," the appeals court ruled in Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Chino...

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