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The Ten Commandments monument is seen near Fargo's City Hall and Public Library. Forum file photo

Fargo seeks dismissal of monument lawsuit

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The city of Fargo is asking for the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging its display of the Ten Commandments by the Red River Valley Freethinkers.

The city argues that the Freethinkers lack the legal standing to challenge the constitutionality of the display, upheld in an earlier court challenge by the group.

In papers filed in U.S. District Court, the city argues that the Freethinkers have no taxpayer claim to challenge the monuments, located on the mall outside City Hall.

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