Teen atheist’s ACLU-led fight against prayer mural to cost RI city at least $173,000
By staff and wire services reports
February 2nd, 2012
Many Cranston, Rhode Island, citizens likely found themselves frustrated over 16-year-old Jessica Ahlquist's successful crusade against a prayer banner in her high school. Others, of course, supported her efforts, the Blaze reports. But following the educational and theological debate surrounding the mural's presence, there's a new point of contention to debate over--the weighty cost of the legal battle she launched. As we've reported, U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Lagueux ruled in Ahlquist's favor last month. While the district hasn't yet decided whether it will appeal, the current decision requires the mural to come down and the district to pay for the...
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