Saturday, July 02, 2011

Delaware County Sued Over Lord's Prayer At Council Meetings

In Sussex County, Delaware on Thursday, four county residents filed a federal lawsuit against the county council and its president challenging the practice of consistently opening Council meetings with the recitation of the Lord's Prayer.  The complaint (full text) in Mullin v. Sussex County, Delaware, (D DE, filed 6/30/2011), alleges that the practice violates the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution as well as the "no preference" clause of Delaware's constitution.  Americans United issued a press release announcing the filing of the law suit. [Thanks to Don Byrd for the lead.]