Appeal planned after NationalDay of Prayer is ruled unconstitutional
Justice Department says it will challenge decision
May 18, 2010
As Representative Randy Forbes (R., Va.) sees it, the decision by a Wis consin federal judge that the law creating a National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional is little more than one person’s opinion. Millions of Americans think otherwise, said Forbes.
“That’s not what the Constitution says,” Forbes declared April 21 in Wash ington, surrounded by other members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus. “That’s what one un elected judge says the Constitution says.”
On April 22, the Justice Department said it would appeal the decision, capping a week of political uproar from conservatives after Judge Barbara Crabb of Madison, Wisconsin, issued her ruling.