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ACLU wants Virginia county to pay tab for prayer fight

Published On: Apr 08 2013 02:13:52 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 08 2013 11:56:23 AM CDT
DANVILLE, Va. -

The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors will discuss its options this week after losing a court battle over prayer.     

A federal judge issued an injunction on March 27 barring the board from opening meetings with prayers associated with any one religion.    

The decision came in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Barbara Hudson.    

The Danville Register & Bee (http://bit.ly/Y6yYbA ) reports that the board plans to discuss its options on Tuesday during a closed-door meeting with its attorney in the case, state Sen. Bill Stanley.      

The ACLU filed a petition Friday asking the judge to order the board to pay Hudson's legal fees in the case, almost $60,000.    

Stanley says the board will challenge the petition.