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Supreme Court of the United States

City of La Crosse/Freedom From Religion Foundation

Last Updated: 6/2/2020

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After receiving legal counsel from ADF attorneys, members of the La Crosse city council adopted an invocations policy that will allow it to continue opening meetings with a prayer. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based organization, threatened to sue the city over the practice. In 2007, ADF launched a national effort aimed at advising public bodies of their constitutional right to opening meetings with an invocation.

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