FFRF to seek en banc rehearing on National Day of Prayer ruling in 7th Circuit

April 14, 2011

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago today ruled 3-0 that the Freedom From Religion Foundation and its plaintiffs do not have standing to continue their historic challenge of the 1952 congressional act declaring an annual National Day of Prayer and requiring the president to issue a proclamation exhorting citizens to pray.

FFRF announced immediately it will seek a rehearing by the entire Seventh Circuit (“en banc” review).

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