Judge Wants Prayer Suit Nixed, Texas AG Asks To Intervene

Law360, Houston (May 17, 2017, 8:11 PM EDT) -- A Montgomery County, Texas, justice of the peace asked a federal judge Wednesday to toss a suit brought against him by a group alleging his practice of allowing volunteer chaplains to open his court proceedings with prayer violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment, as the state attorney general condemned the suit and moved to intervene.

The lawsuit, filed in March, was brought by three unnamed individuals and the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Two of the individuals who brought the suit are attorneys in Montgomery...
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Case Title

Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. et al v. Mack


Case Number

4:17-cv-00881

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Texas Southern

Nature of Suit

440(Civil Rights: Other)

Date Filed

March 21, 2017

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