(Huffington Post) The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in a case about the constitutionality of a New York town’s practice of beginning local legislative meetings with mostly Christian prayers.

During one exchange, Justice Antonin Scalia pressed a lawyer for the town of Greece — which is arguing that a court of appeals erred in ruling that the prayers violated the establishment clause of the Constitution — on the equivalent of prayer for nonbelievers.

“What is the equivalent of prayer for somebody who is not religious?” asked Scalia, a devout Catholic.

The lawyer, Thomas Hungar, had trouble pinning down an answer, which eventually led Justice Stephen Breyer to interject with a remark …

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