The First Amendment prohibits establishment of an official religion in the U.S. When a government body steers too close to that, federal courts have stepped in to decide what's legal and what's not. The federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, now is considering a case from Rowan County, northeast of Charlotte. At issue is whether county commissioners should be allowed to lead Christian prayers before their meetings. WFAE's David Boraks has been following the case, and talked with All Things Considered host Mark Rumsey.