No. 96-C-47-C.

939 F.Supp. 1363 (1996)

Annie Laurie GAYLOR; Anne Nicol Gaylor; Dan Barker; Shelly Johnson; and Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc., Plaintiffs, v. Tommy THOMPSON, Individually and as Governor of the State of Wisconsin; James R. Klauser, Individually and as Secretary of the Department of Administration of the State of Wisconsin; and Michael C. Metcalf, Individually and as Chief, Wisconsin Capitol Police, Defendants.

United States District Court, W.D. Wisconsin.

September 13, 1996.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bryon J. Walker, Attorney at Law, Madison, WI, for plaintiffs Annie Laurie Gaylor, Freedom From Religion Foundation, Anne Nicol Gaylor, Dan Barker, Shelly Johnson.

John J. Glinski, Asst. Attorney General, Madison, WI, for defendants Tommy Thompson, James R. Klauser, Michael C. Metcalf.


CRABB, District Judge.

Plaintiffs Annie Laurie Gaylor, Anne Nicol Gaylor, Dan Barker, and Shelly Johnson are members of plaintiff Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc., an organization that advocates the separation of church and state. On November 21, 1995, plaintiffs applied for a permit to display a large banner proclaiming "State/Church — Keep Them Separate" in the Wisconsin State Capitol. Acting pursuant to Wis.Stat. §...

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