By Christian Alexandersen
May 1, 2013
Two residents will challenge the Carroll County Board of Commissioners in federal court to end their process of starting each meeting with a sectarian prayer to Jesus Christ.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday at the U.S. District Court of Maryland in Baltimore. Bruce Hake, of Union Bridge, and Neil Ridgely, of Finksburg, are suing the county because they believe the commissioners’ sectarian prayers are unconstitutional.
William Burgess, a lawyer with the American Humanist Association; Dana Dembrow, a lawyer and former representative in the Maryland House of Delegates; and Stephen Pickard, an attorney based in Alexandria, Va., will be working on the case for Hake and Ridgley.
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