Monday, June 16, 2014

North Carolina County Seeks Lifting of Injunction After Town of Greece Decision

The Winston-Salem Journal reported last week that Forsyth County, North Carolina is asking a federal district court to lift a 2010 injunction that barred it from continuing a policy of opening County Board of Commissioners meetings with prayers that are repeatedly Christian. The 4th Circuit had affirmed the issuance of the injunction. (See prior posting.) Last week's motion comes in light of the Supreme Court's recent decision in Town of Greece permitting a neutral policy that nevertheless results in primarily Christian invocations opening legislative bodies. Here is Forsyth County's brief in support of its motion to lift the injunction.  ADF issued a press release announcing the filing of the motion.