Federal Judge Rules that Religious Exercises Can Be Conducted in Public Schools

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U.S. District Court Judge Noel P. Fox in Michigan rules that religious exercises can be conducted in public schools, but only under strict limits: it must be up to individual students if they want to participate, it can't be during regular schools hours, and it can't be in the students' regular homeroom classrooms.

The ruling is in a case brought by nine parents of students in the Jenison school district who complained about the practice of prayer and Bible reading in the classes.

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