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…

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,…

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…

“Defendant David Robert Daleiden’s motion to quash the indictment is pending before this Court. . . . Cause No. 2071353 is ORDERED DISMISSED for want of jurisdiction.” Those are the first and last sentences of a Texas Criminal Court’s ruling from earlier this week. Those sentences reveal what we at Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund…

The Los Angeles Superior Court granted, in part, a motion by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) to strike all of StemExpress’s claims because: They infringe on CMP’s First Amendment rights; and StemExpress does not have a probability of prevailing on those claims. StemExpress argued that CMP’s First Amendment rights were not at issue because…

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