Tuesday, 03 May 2011 08:09
AUSTIN — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on April 21 vacated a lower court’s ruling and dismissed a lawsuit claiming that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional. Last week’s ruling found that the Freedom From Religion Foundation had no standing to challenge the President’s National Day of Prayer proclamation because the presidential action had not caused the plaintiffs any harm.
“Last week’s ruling was an important victory for religious liberties,” Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said. “The federal appeals court overturned the lower court’s decision and dismissed the challenge to the National Day of Prayer.”