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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jun 2, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to hear an appeal claiming that Rutherford County had not provided adequate public notice before approving construction plans for the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro (ICM). This means “the lawsuit over adequate notice is now completely over, and Rutherford County has prevailed,” an ICM board member told the Tennessean this afternoon. Chancellor Robert Corlew III had ruled two years ago that the government failed to provide adequate public notice before plans to construct the mosque were approved. The Tennessee Court of Appeals overruled Corlew, and the Tennessee Supreme Court declined to hear the case. Attorneys representing those opposed to the center then asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case.