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Fed appeals court rejects appeal in Evansville cross case

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

14 News has learned the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago rejected an Evansville church's appeal of a federal judge's decision not to allow the display of 30 crosses along the river front.

The Court of Appeals says the church lacks standing.

Last summer, a federal judge ruled the display would violate the establishment clause of the first amendment.

That came after the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a lawsuit on behalf of two residents. Read the full statement the ACLU of Indiana released about the ruling here.

A month after the ruling, Westside Christian Church filed the appeal.

Read the full opinion of the judge here.

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