FFRF, its Valley of the Sun Chapter and several members as well as plaintiffs who are Buddhist, Christian and Muslim, filed a lawsuit on Jan. 4, 2012, in state court, challenging the constitutionality of Arizona Gov. Janice K. Brewer's annual Arizona Day of Prayer. The lawsuit was filed in Superior court of Arizona, County of Maricopa. Judge Eileen Willett dismissed the case on August 13, 2012 for lack of standing and for lack of jurisdiction to issue relief to the plaintiffs. On Nov. 16, 2012, FFRF and the individual plaintiffs filed an appeal to Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals arguing that their injuries are sufficient to challenge the Governor's proclaimed days of prayer.
FFRF Appeal Brief (Oct. 1, 2012)
Governor's Answering Brief (Dec. 28, 2012)
FFRF Reply Brief (Jan. 22, 2013)