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Court hears arguments in suit over borough invocation policy


April 19, 2018

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys presented arguments in Alaska Superior Court on the legality of a Kenai Peninsula Borough policy that allows only members of established religious groups to pray at the beginning of assembly meetings.

Attorneys for the borough defended the policy before Judge Andrew Peterson in Anchorage on Wednesday, saying the invocations are open to any religion as long as it’s an association with a local presence, the Peninsula Clarion reported.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska filed a lawsuit in late 2016 after the borough adopted the policy, which allows...

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