U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia A. Bashant will hear oral argument on Tuesday, July 17, on the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund’s motion for a preliminary injunction in the case Citizens for Quality Education San Diego, et al. v. San Diego Unified School District, et al., in which five families and two local organizations are…

Today, FCDF asked federal judge Cynthia Bashant to clarify a court ruling that is preventing their clients from filing further briefs in support of their motion to enjoin the San Diego Unified School District’s “anti-Islamophobia” initiative. The initiative, which is a joint venture with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), singles out Muslim students for…

Yesterday, FCDF filed a fiery response in federal court to the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) amicus brief that defended its collaboration with the San Diego Unified School District on an “Anti-Islamophobia Initiative.” The initiative singles out Muslim students for exclusive accommodations and empowers CAIR to radically revise school curriculum to portray Islam more “favorably.”…

Yesterday, the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) filed a brief in federal district court in reply to the San Diego Unified School District’s defense of its ongoing relationship with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). At issue is the District’s “Anti-Islamophobia Initiative,” which launched last year in collaboration with CAIR. The program singles out…

The San Diego Unified School District’s superintendent and board of education filed their answer on Monday to the federal civil rights lawsuit brought by five families and two local organizations challenging the District’s “anti-Islamophobia initiative.” The multi-year program was developed under the direction of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as a “holistic” plan to…

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) yesterday issued investigative subpoenas to the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its local office in San Diego. The subpoenas are part of FCDF’s federal civil rights lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the San Diego Unified School District’s (SDUSD) “anti-Islamophobia initiative.” The multi-year program…

Today, a federal judge ruled that the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) must hand over critical evidence to five families as part of their legal challenge to the district’s “anti-Islamophobia initiative.” The program, which was enacted last April, singles out Muslim students for special protections and empowers a controversial Islamic advocacy organization, the Council…

Today, FCDF filed a comprehensive motion for a preliminary injunction with hundreds of pages of supporting evidence in federal court in its case against challenging the San Diego Unified School District’s “Anti-Islamophobia Initiative.” The Initiative, which was developed in partnership with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), singles out Muslim students for special accommodations, calls…

SAN DIEGO – Lawyers for the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) filed a motion in federal court to strike two “scandalous” allegations about the district’s partnership with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). In May 2017, six parents and two local organizations sued SDUSD, challenging the constitutionality of the district’s “anti-Islamophobia initiative.” The initiative,…

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…

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