NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Murfreesboro mosque is built and in use, but that hasn't stopped neighbors from continuing to pursue a lawsuit challenging its construction.
Neighbors of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro have been arguing in court for three years that the construction approval was illegal. That's because they claim there was insufficient public notice for the planning commission meeting where the approval occurred.
A Rutherford County judge agreed with them, but that decision was overturned earlier this year by the Tennessee Court of Appeals. That court found the meeting notice complied with state law.
Now the neighbors are asking the Tennessee Supreme Court to reverse that decision.
Two cases involving the same issues are pending in federal court. Those are on hold pending the outcome of the state court review.
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