- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) - Greenwich officials have rejected an $11,000 proposed settlement of a lawsuit with a former U.S. Senate candidate who claims photos and videos at Town Hall of a bar mitzvah and pro-Israel event violated the Constitution by promoting a religion.

Greenwich Time reports (http://bit.ly/1PnfZSp ) that Lee Whitnum sued the town over the May 15, 2011, use of Town Hall by the UJA Federation of Greenwich for Israeli Independence Day.

The events were on a Sunday when Town Hall and offices are closed.

Town officials did not comment on their decision to reject the settlement.

The lawsuit is one of 12 that Whitnum, a Greenwich resident, has pending in Connecticut, including a false arrest claim against Darien.

She lost a 2008 House race against Rep. Jim Himes and a Senate campaign against Sen. Chris Murphy in 2012.

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Information from: Greenwich Time, http://www.greenwichtime.com

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