He was the “Murray” in the famous 1963 U.S. Supreme Court case, Murray v. Curlett, that helped ban public schools from initiating prayer. But Monday he was applauding the high court’s latest ruling, which determined a town council has a constitutional right to begin its proceedings with an invocation to the Almighty. William J. Murray was a teenager when his mother, the well-known and reviled atheist activist Madalyn Murray O’Hair, filed a lawsuit on his behalf that challenged a 1905 Baltimore school board rule requiring each school day to start with Bible reading or the Lord’s Prayer. More