Court dismisses suit vs Arizona’s Day of Prayer
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge to Gov. Jan Brewer‘s annual Arizona Day of Prayer.
This is the second time in recent years that a court has tossed lawsuits filed by the Freedom from Religion Foundation against the proclamations.
The lawsuit alleged Brewer’s proclamations to pray for the state’s economy and budget violated the state Constitution in two areas: No public money or property should be appropriated for or applied to any religious worship, exercise or instruction, and residents should never be “molested” for their religious worship — or lack of worship.
The court found the group failed to demonstrate any injury and therefore lacked standing to sue.
The lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice.
“I applaud the Arizona Superior Court for rejecting this lawsuit, which was little more than another sad attempt to stifle an American tradition,” Brewer said in a statement.
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