ACLU to evaluate Knightstown display, further litigation not expected


KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. (WTHR) - We're learning more about what led Knightstown to return its controversial cross to the town square Christmas tree.

Crews put the cross back on the tree yesterday, two weeks after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit claiming it violated the First Amendment.

The ACLU says town leaders informed them of the move, but promised not to place the cross prominently at the top.

Earlier this week, the group withdrew its injunction request against Knightstown.

And while they say they'll evaluate this new display, the ACLU tells Eyewitness News they do not expect to pursue further legal action.

The judge has scheduled a call for next month between the two sides.

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