Attorneys for the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund and St. Thomas More Society filed a petition for review today in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of pro-life journalist David Daleiden, asking the Court to overturn a Ninth Circuit ruling that is “obliterating” Daleiden’s First Amendment defenses against Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is suing Daleiden…

School Officials are arguing President Trump’s presidential campaign justified religiously preferential program This afternoon, attorneys for the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund responded to the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education’s defense of its “Anti-Islamophobia Initiative.” Since five families and two local organizations sued last year, the school board has refused to defend…

Today, FCDF attorneys filed an informal response to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing’s petition for a “writ of mandate,” which is asking the state court of appeals to block Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe’s recent order enforcing its judgment in favor of Christian baker Cathy Miller. A writ of mandamus…

Pro-life journalist David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress filed a motion on Thursday to compel Planned Parenthood to produce evidence about its fetal tissue procurement operations. Daleiden also submitted evidence that Planned Parenthood and their business partners may have doctored records about their revenues from selling aborted fetal body parts and later lied…

Judge Ruled President Trump’s Election Justifies School District’s “Anti-Islamophobia” Initiative This afternoon, Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund attorneys representing five families have asked federal judge Cynthia Bashant to reconsider her recent order denying their motion to stop the San Diego Unified School District’s “anti-Islamophobia Initiative.” In their Motion for Reconsideration, the families argue the Initiative…

State Officials Seek Emotional Distress and Punitive Damages Despite their previous First Amendment loss, government lawyers have filed a new lawsuit against Cathy Miller, owner of Tastries Bakery, in Bakersfield, California. In August 2017, Miller declined to create a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple. As a devout Christian, Miller believes that marriage is…

State Officials Announce Intent to Sue Cathy Miller after Purportedly Finding More “Evidence” Despite already losing once in court, government lawyers for the Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) informed Christian baker Cathy Miller this afternoon that they intend to file a civil lawsuit over her refusal to create a custom wedding cake for…

This afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia A. Bashant of the Southern District of California denied the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund’s (FCDF) motion for a preliminary injunction against the San Diego Unified School District’s school board and superintendent to stop their “anti-Islamophobia initiative.” In her order today,  Judge Bashant rejected the families’ argument that…

Letter to Justice Dept. and Education Dept. argues that current guidelines encouraging special protections for Muslim students are unconstitutional The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) sent a letter today to Justice Department Assistant Attorney General John Gore and Education Department Assistant Secretary Kenneth Marcus recommending they roll back existing policies that direct public schools…

State court judge “strikes a balance” between the government’s executive power and the force of his ruling that vindicated Christian baker’s First Amendment rights. Late yesterday, California state court judge David Lampe granted in part and denied in part Christian baker Cathy Miller’s motion to enforce the judge’s ruling that held that the First Amendment…

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