The Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to a law allowing a moment of silence in public schools. In July, a federal appeals court upheld Virginia’s moment of silence law, ruling that having public school children begin each day with a minute of meditation does not violate the First Amendment’s ban on state-sponsored religion. The Supreme Court’s decision means the daily minute of silence will continue, and opponents are left with no immediate options to challenge it.
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