COLTS responds to ‘Atheists’ bus ad lawsuit
County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) has filed a response to the April 2015 ‘atheists’ bus ad lawsuit
In April of 2015, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP representing the Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) Freethought Society filed a free speech lawsuit against the County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) following COLTS’ refusal to display a bus advertisement with the word ‘atheists.’ In July of 2015, COLTS filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit to which ACLU and Schnader responded. The motion to dismiss was denied in January of 2016.
COLTS has now responded to the April 2015 lawsuit. Read their response below. For reference, view the original complaint which is also linked below.
Freethought Complaint (April 2015)