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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014 10:30 am

Virginia lawmakers tempted to thrust local public school divisions back into the government prayer wars should be prepared to defend the mandate in court.

That almost certainly is where schools will land if Sen. Bill Carrico’s SB236, an amendment to the state code relating to students’ expression of religious views, becomes law. Carrico would require every school division to create “a limited public forum at any school event at which a student is permitted to speak, including graduation ceremonies.”

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