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After lawsuit, Nativity scene going back up in Warren

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WARREN, Mich. (AP) -- A Nativity scene is going back up on public land in a Detroit suburb after a man sued to save the decades-old display.

Macomb County has granted a permit to John Satawa. His family has been responsible for the Nativity scene since the 1940s, but there's been no creche since 2008 after someone complained.

The county says the display would be a hazard on a median in Warren, on Mound Road just north of Chicago Road and federal Judge Gerald Rosen agreed.

But an appeals court in August overturned the decision, saying religious content and not safety seemed to be the county's motive in rejecting it.

Satawa attorney Robert Muise says the Nativity scene will be up for two weeks, starting Dec. 15.

FOX 2's Roop Raj is working this story and will have much more tonight during FOX 2 News beginning at 6 p.m.

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