The Satanic Temple Inc. v. The City of Chicago

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The Satanic Temple Inc. v. The City of Chicago
Filing Date 05/03/2023
Original Jurisdiction US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Plaintiff The Satanic Temple Inc.
Defendant The City of Chicago
Intervenor N/A
State Illinois
Case# 1:23-cv-02780
Original Result Ongoing
First Appeal N/A
Second Appeal N/A
Final Result

The Satanic Temple Inc. and Adam Vavrick, an ordained minister of the Satanic Temple and a leader of TST’s Illinois congregation, sought to deliver an invocation before a Chicago City Council meeting but were not invited after, TST claims, more than three years of asking to deliver an invocation and not being given an explanation for why they were not invited.

TST sued the city in federal court alleging violations of the First Amendment's Establishment Clause.[1]


  1., complaint — Document #1