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December 13, 2001
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Louisiana’s school prayer law was declared unconstitutional. A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a 1999 ruling striking down the law. The state had asked the appeals court to reinstate the law. A 1976 Louisiana law initially allowed for silent meditation. It was amended in 1992 to include the word “prayer” instead of “meditation,” and again in 1999 to remove the word “silent.” Louisiana may file further appeals.

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