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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…

Since last July, the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) has hunkered down with the terror-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (“CAIR”) to launch an “integrated and holistic” Anti-Islamophobia initiative, which they claim will protect Muslim students and their families from bullying. This program is a Trojan horse for Islamist indoctrination and the suppression of the…

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Religious Freedom

We advance and defend the Constitution and the rights and liberties of all Americans to practice their beliefs.


We provide expert counsel and experienced advocacy through litigation and public policy initiatives on behalf of parents who desire a safe and enriching education for their children.

Marriage & Family

Marriage and family are the building blocks of American society. We defend and promote marriage for both the well-being of the individual person and our culture.

Bio-Ethics / Life

Through litigation and public policy initiatives, we protect the most basic human freedom: the inalienable Right to Life.


Paul M. Jonna

Senior Counsel

Daniel Piedra

Executive Director


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