In a development that could be a gigantic monkey wrench as the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals considers whether to rehear the case, Sandra Banning said she was shocked by the decision and has hired lawyers with the hope of seeing it reversed.

“I was concerned that the American public would be led to believe that my daughter is an atheist or that she has been harmed by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance,” Banning said in a statement Thursday.