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The San Diego Unified School District’s superintendent and board of education filed their answer on Monday to the federal civil rights lawsuit brought by five families and two local organizations challenging the District’s “anti-Islamophobia initiative.” The multi-year program was developed under the direction of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as a “holistic” plan to…

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) yesterday issued investigative subpoenas to the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its local office in San Diego. The subpoenas are part of FCDF’s federal civil rights lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the San Diego Unified School District’s (SDUSD) “anti-Islamophobia initiative.” The multi-year program…

Today, a federal judge ruled that the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) must hand over critical evidence to five families as part of their legal challenge to the district’s “anti-Islamophobia initiative.” The program, which was enacted last April, singles out Muslim students for special protections and empowers a controversial Islamic advocacy organization, the Council…

Today, FCDF filed a comprehensive motion for a preliminary injunction with hundreds of pages of supporting evidence in federal court in its case against challenging the San Diego Unified School District’s “Anti-Islamophobia Initiative.” The Initiative, which was developed in partnership with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), singles out Muslim students for special accommodations, calls…

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,…

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