Today, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights sent a “Notice of Violation” to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, informing him that the State’s Department of Managed Health Care was violating federal conscience protections by targeting our client, Skyline Wesleyan Church, for its pro-life beliefs. With Planned Parenthood’s lobbying, State bureaucrats…

State bureaucrats refuse to issue a license to open a home for sex-trafficked girls because of the charity’s Catholic beliefs about sexual orientation and abortion. Children of the Immaculate Heart, a Catholic charity that cares for victims of human trafficking, filed an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order in state court today. The charity…

Today, the jury in Planned Parenthood, et al. v. Center for Medical Progress (CMP) found our clients, pro-life journalist David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress, liable for causing harm to Planned Parenthood. After hearing closing arguments on Tuesday and Wednesday, a panel of 10 jurors deliberated over six weeks worth of testimony for two days…

FCDF attorneys filed yesterday an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of marriage and family scholar Ryan T. Anderson, PhD, asking the Court to reverse two lower court rulings that held Title VII’s definition of “sex” includes “gender identity.” The Court will hear oral arguments in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes…

In a stunning victory for religious freedom, a proposed California state bill that would have forced Catholic priests to break the sacramental seal of confession was shelved one day before a critical legislative hearing. If passed, Senate Bill 360 would have required priests to report alleged instances of abuse or neglect of minors heard during…

The West New York School District has denied an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request filed by FCDF to obtain the district records about two Muslim students at Memorial High School who were allowed to proselytize in multiple classrooms during the school day. FCDF also sought records about a banner Memorial High’s principal hung during…

Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund attorneys representing pro-life journalist David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) filed multiple motions for summary judgments last week in the Planned Parenthood undercover video case, urging the court to dismiss the abortion giant’s lawsuit. A motion for summary judgment is a request for the court to rule…

FCDF Demands that Superintendent Take Down Unconstitutional Ramadan Posters The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) sent a “cease and desist” letter moments ago to West New York School District’s superintendent, demanding that two district-sponsored Ramadan posters in Memorial High School be taken down. One poster offers “Warm greetings from Memorial High school” and wishes…

The Northshore School District has withdrawn its Ramadan policy in response to a “cease and desist” letter filed by the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF). Two weeks ago, several parents and an anonymous teacher contacted FCDF about the district’s special protections for Muslim students during Ramadan, Islam’s holy month. FCDF’s executive director Daniel Piedra…

With today marking the beginning of Ramadan, Dieringer School District in Washington is urging teachers to follow guidelines issued by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) about adherence to Islam. In March, CAIR submitted an “Informative Letter on Upcoming Islamic Holidays and Religious Accommodations” to Superintendent Judy Martinson. Martinson enacted the letter as official District…

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