The lawsuit filed against the Wood County Commissioners Court for prayer in court has been dismissed.

“I think the Judge made the right decision,” said State Representative Bryan Hughes. “The law is pretty clear on this. The national motto, ‘In God We Trust’ is appropriate to be posted.”

Representative Hughes, also a private attorney in Mineola, was acting as local counsel for Wood County in this case.

Charles Scott of Hawkins filed the lawsuit and failed to appear in court this morning.

“The lawyers for the county still presented their side,” said Hughes. “The Judge had looked at everything and based on what had already been filed the Judge was able to rule.”

The lawsuit claimed that the words “In God We Trust” displayed in the court room, as well as the Commissioner’s beginning their meetings with prayer, was unconstitutional.

Legal experts, including State Representative Bryan Hughes said the lawsuit had no merit. 

 

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