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Judge: Group can't roam with literature at Arab festival
by Niraj Warikoo
A federal judge sided with the city of Dearborn today in a dispute with a Christian group over the distribution of religious literature during an upcoming Arab festival. The decision stems from a lawsuit filed this week by a Christian group who says the city of Dearborn is denying it the right to roam the Arab International Festival to hand out religious literature.
U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds denied a motion from the Christian group for a temporary restraining order that would have prohibited the city from restricting the group from handing out literature, according to a release from the group's attorneys.
In previous years, the California-based ministry, Arabic Christian Perspective, and its pastor, George Saieg, attended the annual Arab International Festival in Dearborn to hand out literature about Christianity on sidewalks, according to a lawsuit filed this week.
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