Last week, the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief on behalf of FCDF advisory board member Dr. Ryan T. Anderson and multiple African-American civil rights leaders in support of Jack Phillips, a Colorado-based baker under attack for declining to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple….

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) joined with renowned constitutional law scholar Professor Ronald D. Rotunda and filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court today in support of a Wyoming state judge who said that her faith would not allow her to perform same-sex weddings. Ruth Neely served as a municipal…

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…

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,…

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…

Adams also came to understand how important it was that his carefully crafted photos were reproduced to best effect.

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