Court dismisses suit over National Day of Prayer

April 14, 2011

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a ruling that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional and ordered that a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama’s right to proclaim the day be dismissed.

A three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation did not have standing to sue because while they disagree with the president’s proclamation, it has not caused them any harm.

“A feeling of alienation cannot suffice as injury,” the appeals court said.

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