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BREAKING NEWS ~ Federal judge rejects Newdow challenge to inaugural prayer

[JURIST] FOX News is reporting that after hearing arguments [JURIST report] in a case seeking to prevent a prayer at President Bush's upcoming inauguration, US District Judge John Bates has rejected the challenge of plaintiff Michael Newdow [JURIST Newsmaker]. Read the opinion here [PDF].

4:48 PM ET - FOX News now has a story here.

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