FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union against the Franklin County Commission has been dismissed.
A judge dismissed the lawsuit Friday, July 19 because the Jane Doe plaintiff refused to come forward with her real name.
The ACLU filed the suit in May 2012 on behalf of a Franklin County resident, alleging meetings of the commission start with a prayer, a violation of the U.S. and Missouri constitutions.
In June 2012 a policy was passed to allow prayer at Franklin County meetings, but only volunteers from the community can offer prayer, regardless of religious affiliation. Nobody is forced to participate.