EVANSVILLE, Ind. - A federal appeals court has dismissed an Evansville church's appeal of judge's decision barring its plan to display dozens of crosses on the city's riverfront.
Wednesday's ruling by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago dismissed the appeal on the grounds that West Side Christian Church was not a party to the original lawsuit and lacked standing to file an appeal.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana sued on behalf of two Evansville residents last year after the city approved allowing the church to display about 30 6-foot tall crosses on public land along Evansville's downtown riverfront.
West Side Christian Church attorney Chris Wischer tells the Evansville Courier & Press (http://bit.ly/1jlP8nF ) he had not yet reviewed the appeals court's ruling but called it "disappointing."
Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com
What's so different about Indiana's RFRA?
Indiana faces potentially the worst public relations crisis in its history over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act – a piece of…
Chicago mayor coaxes anti-RFRA bus. to leave Ind
In the continued fallout of the Religious Freedom Reformation Act, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a power move Monday aimed at persuading…
3,000 Hoosier tax returns targeted
Security features first used in 2014 continue to pay off for Hoosier taxpayers this tax season.
GOP lawmakers work to clarify RFRA
Just one day after Gov. Mike Pence defended the Religious Freedom Restoration Act on the national stage, Indiana Republicans say they're…
Firefighters battle blaze inside Zionsville home
ZIONSVILLE -- Residents in one Boone County neighborhood were on alert early Monday after a fire sparked in a home near Interstate 865.