Nos. 87-2393, 87-2425.

857 F.2d 448 (1988)

Larry Henry CARTER, Courtney Demaris Carter, and Maurice LaBelle, Appellants, v. BROADLAWNS MEDICAL CENTER, Polk County Hospital Trustees; Douglas Hart; John Ahern; William Dyar; Carole Romine; Margaret Stout; Jeanne Miller; Milton Brown, Executive Director; Charles Ingersoll, Hospital Director; Quentin Hunter, Social Services Director; Lloyd Kaufman, Volunteer Chaplain; Peter Pintus and Raymond Runkel, Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Decided September 13, 1988.

Rehearing and Rehearing Denied November 2, 1988.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James Sayre, Des Moines, Iowa, for appellees.

Scott Hartsook, Des Moines, Iowa, for appellants.

Before HEANEY and JOHN R. GIBSON, Circuit Judges, and HARPER, Senior District Judge.

Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied November 2, 1988.

JOHN R. GIBSON, Circuit Judge.

This case arises under the religion clauses of the first amendment and requires us to determine whether, on the record before us, a county hospital may hire a chaplain paid with taxpayers' moneys. Larry Henry Carter, his minor daughter, Courtney Demaris Carter, and Maurice LaBelle filed this civil rights suit against Broadlawns Medical Center, a county hospital, several...


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