Howard Friedman, Religion Clause
In Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. v. Brewer, (AZ Super. Ct., Aug. 7, 2012), an Arizona trial court judge dismissed a constitutional challenge to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s proclamation of an annual Arizona Day of Prayer. According to the court:
In the absence of a particularized and concrete injury suffered by Plaintiffs, their claims cannot go forward. Plaintiffs have not alleged that they filed their claims in their capacity as taxpayers, nor have they shown a direct injury, pecuniary or otherwise.
Gov. Brewer issued a statement (full text) applauding the decision which she called “little more than another sad attempt to stifle an American tradition.”