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It’s really the beginning of the end for Judge Crabb’s faulty decision. The Department of Justice has filed its notice of appeal in the case clearing the way for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to engage this issue. If the appeals court doesn’t correct this – the Supreme Court will.
I, too, discussed this issue on FOX News. And while the decision made big news – and prompted accolades from organizations like yours – the American people really understand what’s going on here. In fact, a new poll from Rasmussen tells the story: 64% of Americans believe that rulings by judges in recent years have been more anti-religious than the Founding Fathers intended. Only 21% of Americans believe judges’ rulings have correctly interpreted the Constitution.
And when it comes to the National Day of Prayer specifically, 60% of Americans favor having the federal government recognize a National Day of Prayer.
There continues to be growing concern among Americans and members of Congress over what many believe this case highlights – the latest example of an activist judiciary.
We continue to sign-up members of Congress (both Republicans and Democrats alike) who want to be part of our amicus brief to be filed at the Seventh Circuit – members of Congress who understand that the National Day of Prayer is proper and constitutional.
This National Day of Prayer decision is very likely to continue to reverberate outside the legal arena, too. With mid-term elections fast approaching and with President Obama poised to name a Supreme Court nominee – this is the kind of case that could set the stage for important national dialogue.
Political candidates may be asked to make a choice – do you support a National Day of Prayer, or not?
And, when confirmation hearings get underway this summer – don’t be surprised to see this case surface in the Senate questioning of President Obama’s nominee.
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