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Supreme Court Affirms Ruling Keeping Graduations Out of Religious Venues

The Supreme Court has decided against reconsidering a federal appeals court's ruling that a Wisconsin public school district was wrong to hold high school graduation ceremonies in a church.

Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas objected to the decision, in which the court essentially endorsed the lower court's actions, USA Today reported.

The ruling differs from the court's earlier opinion that a town in upstate New York could open its government meetings with Christian prayers. No reasoning was given, but USA Today speculates that the age of the students played a factor in why this ruling was different.

It takes four justices to approve taking a case, which means the court's other conservatives — Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito and Anthony Kennedy — sided with their liberal colleagues in leaving the lower court decision alone.

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