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US justices hear town meeting prayer case

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court faced the task of drawing a line between permissible religious addresses by private citizens at public meetings and unconstitutional government-sanctioned prayer during Wednesday’s oral arguments in Town of Greece v. Galloway, No. 12-696.

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Court upholds parents’ convictions in prayer death (UPDATE)

A mother and father who prayed instead of seeking medical help as their daughter died were properly convicted of homicide, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a decision that dramatically limits legal immunity for parents who turn to God rather than science to heal their children.

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Lawyers ask Wis. high court to rule in prayer death (UPDATE)

A couple who prayed instead of taking their daughter to the hospital as she lay dying at their home were rightfully convicted of homicide, a state attorney told the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday in a case that raises questions about when prayer healing turns criminal.

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Judge denies appeals for parents in prayer death

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A judge has denied appeals for new trials from the central Wisconsin parents convicted in the death of their 11-year-old daughter. Dale and Leilani Neumann argued their trial attorneys made errors which resulted in their 2009 convictions for reckless homicide in the death of Madeline Neumann. The Neumanns used prayer instead of conventional medicine to try ...

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Parents convicted in prayer death want new trials

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin parents convicted of using prayer instead of conventional medicine to try to heal their dying daughter will ask a judge for new trials. Documents filed by their appeal attorneys say Dale and Leilani Neumann did not have adequate legal representation during their original trials. The two were found guilty of second-degree reckless homicide in ...

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