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Sep 15, 2011 13:57
Category: Religious News

Day of Prayer in Arizona

     PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is asking a federal court
in Phoenix to dismiss a lawsuit over her "day of prayer"
     The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation is
challenging Brewer over two proclamations.
     One declared May 6, 2011, as an Arizona Day of Prayer and
another named Jan. 17, 2010, as a Day of Prayer for Arizona's
Economy and State Budget.
     Brewer has asked the U.S. District Court to throw out the suit
because the plaintiffs lack standing.
     She says the Arizona Day of Prayer is an entirely voluntary
event, like the National Day of Prayer.
     A federal appeals court in April threw out a legal challenge
filed by the Wisconsin group regarding the National Day of Prayer.
Brewer says she's hopeful of a similar outcome in the Arizona case.