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The two cases most relating to school prayer are Engel v. Vitale (1962) and

Abington Township School District v. Schempp (1963). The first case originated in NY and ruled that the school board could not require students to the recite a prayer they had written. Such required recitation was a form of state-mandated religion.

The second case, filed by a Unitarian couple in Philadelphia, ruled that required school-sponsored reading of The Bible or the Lord's prayer was illegal.

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