TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Oct 12, 2012

The Sumner County Board of Education and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will head to mediation to work out a compromise in legal fees after settling a lawsuit over prayer in the county's public schools. In the settlement, the school board admitted no wrongdoing, but agreed that teachers would not be allowed to pray with students or lead Bible study on school grounds, and youth ministers would not be able to visit schools unless they are visiting their own family members. Both parties agreed to mediation to determine attorneys fees. The ACLU is asking for $284,321 to cover fees and litigation expenses. A mediation date has not been set. The Tennessean has the story