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Testimony concluded in Murfreesboro mosque suit


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - An attorney for opponents of a Murfreesboro mosque said in closing arguments that interested members of the public were not able to attend the meeting where the facility was approved because they didn't know about it.

The case seeks to stop construction of the mosque by voiding that meeting.

In their closing arguments Thursday, Rutherford County attorneys said officials did everything the law requires to advertise the May 2010 meeting. It was listed in the print and online editions of The Murfreesboro Post and agendas were available at county offices.

The state's expert on the Open Meetings Act, Elisha Hodge, testified that she believed notice was adequate.

But plaintiffs argued the true test was that few people actually attended the meeting.

Chancellor Robert Corlew did not immediately issue a ruling.

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