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Brewer asks suit dismissal over her Day of Prayer

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is asking a federal court in Phoenix to dismiss a lawsuit over her “day of prayer” proclamations.

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.

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