Opponents of mosque want to take case to Tennessee Supreme Court

Opponents of mosque want to take case to Tennessee Supreme Court (Image 1)
Opponents of mosque want to take case to Tennessee Supreme Court (Image 1)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Murfreesboro mosque is built and in use,
but that hasn't stopped neighbors from continuing to pursue a lawsuit
challenging its construction.

Neighbors of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro
have been arguing in court for three years that the construction
approval was illegal. That's because they claim there was insufficient
public notice for the planning commission meeting where the approval
occurred.

A Rutherford County judge agreed with them, but
that decision was overturned earlier this year by the Tennessee Court of
Appeals. That court found the meeting notice complied with state law.

Now the neighbors are asking the Tennessee Supreme Court to reverse that decision.

Two cases involving the same issues are pending in
federal court. Those are on hold pending the outcome of the state court
review.

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