Testimony concluded in Murfreesboro mosque suit

Testimony concluded in Murfreesboro mosque suit (Image 1)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) – An attorney for opponents of a Murfreesboro mosque said in closing arguments that interested members of the public were not able to attend the meeting where the facility was approved because they didn't know about it.

The case seeks to stop construction of the mosque by voiding that meeting.

In their closing arguments Thursday, Rutherford County attorneys said officials did everything the law requires to advertise the May 2010 meeting. It was listed in the print and online editions of The Murfreesboro Post and agendas were available at county offices.

The state's expert on the Open Meetings Act, Elisha Hodge, testified that she believed notice was adequate.

But plaintiffs argued the true test was that few people actually attended the meeting.

Chancellor Robert Corlew did not immediately issue a ruling.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Previous Stories:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s