The Satanic Temple, Inc. v. City of Boston,

  1. August 01, 2023

    Boston Defeats Bias Claim Over Exclusion Of Satanist Prayer

    The city of Boston scored a pretrial win in a suit over its refusal to let a satanic temple bless city council meetings when a judge ruled Monday that the decision was not based on religious bias.

  2. May 02, 2023

    Satanists 'Demonize' Boston's Prayer Process, Judge Told

    The city of Boston and a satanic temple suing for the right to bless council meetings have traded bids for a pretrial win, with the city arguing the temple wants to "demonize" its selection process and the temple asserting the city's prayer scheme is an unconstitutional quid pro quo.

  3. March 17, 2023

    Satanists Bedeviled In Effort To Depose Boston Mayor

    A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday said a Satanic temple suing Boston for the right to pray at city council meetings will not be able to depose Mayor Michelle Wu, expressing confusion over the temple's approach to the case.

  4. September 07, 2022

    Satanists Say Boston Mayor Must Be Deposed In Prayer Case

    A Satanic temple suing Boston for the right to give an invocation before city council meetings said Tuesday that mayor Michelle Wu cannot avoid being deposed in the case, calling her the "root cause" of the temple's exclusion from the pre-meeting prayer.

  5. July 22, 2022

    Satanists Say Top Court Christian Flag Case Helps Prayer Bid

    The Satanic Temple's suit to lead a prayer before Boston City Council meetings said its free-speech argument is bolstered by a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling permitting a religious camp to fly a Christian flag outside City Hall.

  6. April 06, 2022

    Sympathy For The Mayor: Wu Excused From Satanists' Depo.

    Boston Mayor Michelle Wu will not have to sit for a deposition in a suit brought by a Satanic temple seeking to bless City Council meetings after a federal judge ruled Wednesday that the subpoena was "largely issued as a publicity stunt."

  7. January 03, 2022

    Massachusetts Cases To Watch In 2022

    The Massachusetts legal landscape might still be waiting for its return to normal after two years of pandemic isolation, but next year is shaping up to keep counsel on their toes with a bustling court calendar of high-profile cases.

  8. October 28, 2021

    Satanists Threaten Contempt If Boston Pol Ghosts Deposition

    A Satanic temple warned Thursday it could ask a court to hold Boston mayoral candidate Michelle Wu in contempt if she skips a possible deposition in the group's suit alleging they were wrongly excluded from invoking Lucifer at city council meetings.

  9. October 27, 2021

    Satanists Want Mayor Favorite Deposed, Election Be Damned

    A Satanic temple suing Boston to give the invocation at City Council meetings wants to question the favorite to become the city's next mayor on Election Day and refuses to reschedule, the city argued Wednesday in an effort to block the deposition.

  10. September 01, 2021

    Boston Absolved For Late Filing In Satanic Temple Suit

    A Massachusetts federal judge admonished attorneys for the city of Boston on Wednesday for blowing a deadline to respond to a Satanic religious group's lawsuit, but said the delay was not damning enough to end the case.

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