Pro-Life Journalist Also Files Motions to Lift “Gag Order” against Undercover Videos and Vindicate His First Amendment Rights FCDF filed three major motions today on behalf of David Daleiden and his organization, the Center for Medical Progress, in the case National Abortion Federation v. David Daleiden, et al.  In 2015, NAF filed a massive, eleven-count…

One week after California officials abruptly reopened their administrative prosecution of Cathy Miller, the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) filed a motion today in state court asking Judge David Lampe to enforce his ruling upholding Cathy’s First Amendment rights. The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) began prosecuting Cathy, owner of Tastries Bakery…

Despite suffering a resounding court defeat and in light of the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop decision, officials for California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) are relaunching their administrative investigation of Cathy Miller, owner of Tastries Bakery. Charles LiMandri, FCDF’s chief counsel, said: “This is a witch hunt. Once again, the California government is…

Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund chief counsel Charles LiMandri, representing Cathy Miller and Tastries Bakery, presented oral argument today in support of their motion for attorneys’ fees. FCDF attorneys filed the motion after Superior Court Judge David Lampe denied the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing’s (DFEH) request to force Miller to either create…

Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe has entered his final judgment in denying the State of California’s request to either force Cathy Miller to design custom wedding cakes for same-sex couples or not create wedding cakes at all. The judgment now closes the case in Superior Court, but the government can still appeal the decision…

Yesterday, government officials indicated in a phone conference with Cathy Miller’s attorneys that they would likely appeal a Kern County Superior Court ruling in favor of Cathy, a devout Christian and owner of Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield, who declined to design a custom wedding cake celebrating a same-sex marriage. In response to the State’s indication,…

Late this afternoon, Superior Court Judge David Lampe denied the State of California’s request for a preliminary injunction to either force Cathy Miller to design custom wedding cakes for same-sex couples or not create wedding cakes at all. If forced to comply, Cathy faced the possibility of losing up to forty percent of her business…

Today, Charles LiMandri, Chief Counsel of the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF), is arguing in Kern County Superior Court in opposition to the state government’s request for an injunction to force Cathy Miller, owner of Tastries Bakery, to design custom wedding cakes that promote messages inconsistent with her faith and conscience. If the judge grants the…

Cathy Miller, the owner of Tastries Bakery, filed an opposition brief last Friday in state court in response to the State of California’s legal fight to force her either to design wedding cakes promoting messages she disagrees with or to stop creating wedding cakes altogether. Last August, two women came into Cathy’s shop and requested…

Today, a state judge dealt a sharp blow to California officials’ escalating persecution of a Christian bakery owner. The government had filed a surprise motion for a temporary restraining order yesterday against Cathy Miller, a cake artist and owner of Tastries Bakery, to forbid her “from selling to anyone any item they are unwilling to…

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