A federal judge in Wisconsin held in April that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional as a violation of the First Amendment Establishment Clause. On July 7, ACRU joined a brief coauthored by ACRU Fellow and Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski that makes the case as to how and why a National Day of Prayer is perfectly acceptable to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Moreover, though, the brief makes the case as to why this lawsuit should just be dismissed without even considering the constitutional challenge, because the plaintiffs, the Freedom From Religion Foundation and several affiliated individuals, lack standing to bring this suit in federal court.

Download the brief here.