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Tucson Atheists Message Board › FFRF loses "FFRF v Brewer"

FFRF loses "FFRF v Brewer"

Steve K
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Tucson, AZ
Post #: 59
The Freedom From Religion Foundation's lawsuit against Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's promotion of religion on the National Day of Prayer was dismissed on August 7:

    "The Court having considered all information presented and authorities cited, finds that Plaintiffs lack an injury sufficient to demonstrate that they have direct or representational standing." (PrayerSuitRuling.pdf­)

Judge Eileen Willett (who served as Vice-president of the St. Thomas More Society Board of Directors) decided against the plaintiffs (some of whom are Arizona taxpayers) based on their standing, not on the merits of the case. That is, she did not rule on whether or not the Governor's endorsement of the NDoP violates the Arizona constitution, she just decided that we do not deserve access to the state courts.

FreeThought Arizona members may remember the presentations given by the lawyers for the plaintiffs. Richard W. Morris spoke at the August 2010 meeting, and Marc J. Victor gave a talk in October 2011.

The Phoenix New Times has a short article about the case here.
A former member
Post #: 23
Sounds like the judge took the easy way out. I think we can expect America's judiciary to continue to do this rather than face the wrath of the country's religious majority. And, of course, some of the judges are religious idiots themselves. Ben B
A former member
Post #: 2
Can this law suit be brought to higher courts????
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