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King Christian flag suit going to trial

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Posted: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 10:30 pm

Two claims against King in an Afghanistan war veteran’s lawsuit over the Christian Flag at the city’s Veteran’s Memorial can go to trial, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

In his 110-page ruling, Judge James A. Beaty Jr. of U.S. District Court also barred King from promoting Christianity at ceremonies at the memorial. Beaty wrote that the city’s past involvement in those events violated First Amendment’s establishment clause.

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