Supreme Court refuses mosque case appeal

06/03/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Nashville, TN – An appeal of a case concerning the construction of a mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee has been refused by the U.S. Supreme Court. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the announcement of the high court’s refusal to hear the appeal was made on Monday.

The case concerns a group of neighbors who attempted to block the mosque from being constructed in the college town, arguing since 2010 that the approval for it to be built there was illegal. The group asserted that sufficient public notice wasn’t granted prior to a meeting during which the approval was granted by the planning commission. The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled that it was in compliance with state law. The center has since been built.

Saleh Sbenaty, a board member of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, is quoted as stating of Monday’s decision, “We’re relieved, we’re excited, we’re happy…We always believed in our justice system, and we believed that justice would always prevail in this country, and we had no doubt that the Supreme Court would make the right decision.”

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – Tennessee Legal News

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