Tomorrow, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will be considering whether Planned Parenthood was required to show evidence that its lawsuit against David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) was not a frivolous attempt to silence—and punish—a bitter enemy. In 2015, CMP and Daleiden began releasing the results of a 30 month-long…

At today’s council meeting, the San Diego City Council placed an item on its consent agenda proclaiming November 4 as “Council on American-Islamic Relations-San Diego Day.” As the law firm representing the five courageous families challenging the constitutionality of CAIR’s infiltration of the San Diego Unified School District, the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund issues…

 The Diocese of San Diego is having a Mass for the “Families of the LGBT Community” on October 7 and local gay activist Nicole Murray Ramirez is calling this event “historic.” Indeed, it may be historic, but not for the reasons he thinks. Nicole Murray Ramirez is a male transvestite who has regularly mocked the Catholic…

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — “It is definitely very encouraging, and it’s great news” that 20 state attorneys general filed an amicus brief with the U. S. Supreme Court to oppose the gag order against videos by prolife investigators, an official with one of the law firms representing David Daleiden and the California-based Center for…

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…

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