Ten “Jane Does” – including Planned Parenthood senior leadership and staff – filed a federal lawsuit last year to conceal their identities in public records requests regarding the University of Washington’s (UW) involvement with aborted baby body parts. A federal district court issued a gag order prohibiting the release of the records without heavy redaction,…

The First Amendment suffered a significant blow when the Ninth Circuit upheld a federal judge’s injunction against the publication of undercover footage taken by our client the Center for Medical Progress of top-level Planned Parenthood leadership at the National Abortion Federation’s annual trade shows. In fact, before now, no federal court had ever issued an…

As part of its efforts to resolve its “Anti-Islamophobia” lawsuit against the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) outside of court, the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) has demanded expedited processing of its California Public Records Act (CPRA) requests regarding SDUSD’s relationship with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as well as a reported…

KEY POINTS: San Diego Unified School District’s Board of Education scrapped an initiative that sought to provide, among other items, special benefits to Muslim students, permit the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to teach students and provide educational materials, and revise curricula to promote a more positive and inclusive portrayal of Islam; Board’s decision is…

Since last July, the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) has hunkered down with the terror-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (“CAIR”) to launch an “integrated and holistic” Anti-Islamophobia initiative, which they claim will protect Muslim students and their families from bullying. This program is a Trojan horse for Islamist indoctrination and the suppression of the…

Above: CAIR-SD Official Indoctrinating Students at Logan Elementary School in San Diego. Photo: KPBS On June 28, the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) filed a 40-page amended complaint in federal court in its legal challenge to San Diego Unified School District’s (SDUSD) “Anti-Islamophobia” Initiative.  FCDF is asking the Court to halt the Initiative and…

On May 24, 2017, FCDF filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a group of concerned parents against the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) challenging the constitutionality of the district’s controversial “Anti-Islamophobia” program.  Named defendants also include every member of SDUSD’s Board of Education and Superintendent Cynthia Marten.  In addition to six parents,…

Originally published in Crisis Magazine Last week, California brought fifteen criminal counts against our client David Daleiden. Counts one through eight deal with the 2014 National Abortion Federation Annual Meeting. Counts nine through eleven deal with the two restaurant visits with Planned Parenthood personnel in the Los Angeles area (the videos that reveal “crush above,…

Last year, David Daleiden appealed to the Ninth Circuit over an unconstitutional gag order preventing him from publishing videos he took at National Abortion Federation conferences. Today, the Ninth Circuit issued its ruling and upheld that gag order. A petition to the Supreme Court now seems likely, as this is the first appellate decision to…

On March 28, 2017, California Attorney General Xavier Bercerra announced that David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt have been charged with fourteen felony counts of unlawful recording and one felony count of criminal conspiracy. At issue is the series of undercover videos released in 2015 of Mr. Daleiden’s meetings with abortion providers and fetal tissue procurement…

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