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Federal appeals court mulls arguments in Hamilton County Commission prayer lawsuit

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (Times Free Press) -- Attorneys in the Hamilton County Commission prayer lawsuit say they've made their cases and are awaiting word from a federal appeals court.

Lawyers for the county, and for Thomas Coleman and Brandon Jones, who are suing to stop prayers at commission meetings, traveled to Cincinnati last week to appear before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Coleman and Jones had appealed an August 2012 ruling by U.S. District Judge Harry S. "Sandy" Mattice denying a request to stop the prayers while the overarching lawsuit is resolved.

On Wednesday, a three-judge panel heard oral arguments from both sides on that issue.

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