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In support of their case against the San Diego Unified School District’s “Islamophobia” initiative, FCDF asked the federal judge today for permission to file a Notice of Supplemental Authority to bring to the court’s attention a recent Ninth Circuit’s ruling in a school-based First Amendment case. In federal court, litigants can ask to file a letter…

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…

The National Abortion Federation (NAF) dismissed seven out of eleven claims on Friday against pro-life journalist David Daleiden and his organization, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). In 2015, NAF sued David and CMP after they began releasing undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of baby body parts. Buying and selling fetal tissue is illegal…

SAN DIEGO – Federal Judge Cynthia Bashant heard oral argument on Tuesday over the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund’s (FCDF) motion for a preliminary injunction against the San Diego Unified School District’s school board and superintendent. FCDF seeks a court order halting the District’s ongoing efforts with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to “address…

David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) filed a motion in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this week, asking the court to reassign the National Abortion Federation’s (NAF) lawsuit against David and CMP to a different judge. The presiding judge, William H. Orrick III, is an avid Planned Parenthood supporter. FCDF and…

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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.

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