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Appeals court rules Murfreesboro mosque notice proper

June 1st, 2013 8:45 pm by Associated Press

Appeals court rules Murfreesboro mosque notice proper

MURFREESBORO — The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled that Rutherford County officials provided proper public notice of a meeting at which they approved the construction of a mosque.

The Daily News Journal ( reports the court ruled that the notice in a free publication was the "customary location" where the planning commission posted public notices.

The lawsuit initially was filed in 2010 by a group of residents attempting to block construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. But as the case dragged on in the courts, the mosque was built, and it is now in use.

The court battle will apparently linger at least a little longer. Plaintiff's attorney Joe Brandon says the latest ruling will be appealed to the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Information from: The Daily News Journal,

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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