United States Seventh Circuit

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Hinrichs v. Bosma, 05-4604, 05-4781

Denial of defendant's motion for a stay of injunction pending appeal in an Establishment Clause suit against the Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives regarding opening prayers is affirmed where the Speaker was unable to demonstrate either a likelihood of success on the merits or an irreparable injury resulting from the injunction.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/01/2006
  • Published 03/01/2006


  • RIPPLE, Circuit Judge., Before RIPPLE, KANNE and WOOD, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Mathew D. Staver, Anita L. Staver, Liberty Counsel, Maitland, FL, Eric W. Stanley, Rena M. Lindevaldsen, Lynchburg, VA, Amicus Curiae., Gregory M. Jones, Foundation for Moral Law, Inc., Montgomery, AL, Amicus Curiae., Michael D. Dean, Dean & McKoy, Waukesha, WI, Amicus Curiae., Anthony R. Picarello, Jr., Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Washington, DC, Amicus Curiae., James Bopp, Jr., Bopp, Coleson & Bostrom, Terre Haute, IN, Amicus Curiae., Aaron Van Oort Faegre & Benson, Minneapolis, MN, Amicus Curiae., Lowell Sturgill (argued), Dept. of Justice, Civil Rights Div., Appellate Sec., Washington, DC, Amicus Curiae., Steven W. Fitschen, Nat. Legal Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA, Amicus Curiae., Barbara J. Weller, Gibbs Law Firm, Seminole, FL, Amicus Curiae., Jonathan K. Baum, Katten Muchin Rosenman, Chicago, IL, Amicus Curiae.

  • For Appellees:
  • Kenneth J. Falk (argued), Indiana Civil Liberties Union, Indianapolis, IN, for Plaintiffs-Appellees., Steffen N. Johnson (argued), Winston & Strawn, Washington, DC, Thomas M. Fisher, Office of the Attorney General, Indianapolis, IN, for Defendant-Appellant.