On April 29, 2012, AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel Robert Muise gave a presentation to a large audience at the “Islamic Law in America” conference hosted by AFLC clients Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan. Geller and Spencer invited Muise to speak because he and his fellow AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel, David Yerushalmi, have established themselves as the national leaders in this fight against the threat of sharia (Islamic law) to our constitutional freedoms. The primary purpose of the event was to highlight honor killings committed by sharia-adherent Muslims in the United States, another aspect of Islamic law. See video below for a breaking news update from the conference:
On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on the constitutionality of Arizona’s controversial new immigration law. When it did, the justices had before them a “friend of the court” brief authored by American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) Co-Founders and Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise.
To address the serious illegal immigration crisis, Arizona enacted the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (S.B. 1070) in 2010. The law was immediately challenged by the Obama administration’s Department of Justice. A federal judge in Arizona enjoined several provisions of S.B. 1070, and that ruling was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The Supreme Court will now decide the case. Read AFLC's brief here.
On April 20, 2012, David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise, Co-Founders and Senior Counsel of the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), presented oral argument in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in an appeal challenging the constitutionality of the AIG bailout. The case, Murray v. United States Department of Treasury, et al., was brought by Yerushalmi and Muise, who are representing Kevin Murray, a taxpayer and former combat Marine who served in Iraq. The three-judge panel that heard the case included Senior Judge Alan E. Norris, a Reagan appointee; Judge Eric L. Clay, a Clinton appointee; and Judge Richard Allen Griffin, a George W. Bush appointee. The federal lawsuit alleges that the U.S. government’s takeover and financial bailout of AIG violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Watch the breaking news analysis of the oral argument:
On April 16, 2012, the American Freedom Law Center filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, Inc. (CBR), a national pro-life organization, asking the court to rule in its favor as a matter of law in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against CBR by Northland Family Planning Clinic, a Michigan-based abortion provider.AFLC Co-Founders and Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise are representing and defending CBR and several other pro-lifers in this lawsuit.