U.S. Supreme Court rejects Forsyth prayer appeal

Reports the Winston-Salem Journal:

The U.S. Supreme court this morning rejected Forsyth County’s appeal of lower court rulings against the county’s policy of allowing sectarian prayers at the opening of meetings of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners.

According to a live blog sponsored by Bloomberg Law, the court announced this morning that it had granted no new appeals to be heard, following a conference on Friday in which the Forsyth County case was discussed.

Citizens who objected to prayers mentioning Jesus filed a federal lawsuit against Forsyth County in March 2007.

And —as speculated —Rep. Dale Folwell just announced he’s running for Lt. Governor.

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Sam Hieb is freelance journalist from Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a contributing editor for Carolina Journal and for Piedmont Publius, a blog that focuses on political a...