On April 23, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and its Chief of Police for prohibiting a pro-life advocate from displaying a “Free Ultrasound” sign in his vehicle, which he legally parks on the public street outside of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Ann Arbor. AFLC filed the lawsuit on behalf of Paul Dobrowolski, who for many years has engaged in peaceful and non-obstructive anti-abortion protests on the public sidewalks and streets outside of the local Planned Parenthood.
BREAKING NEWS (May 17, 2013): Court enters stipulated order preliminarily enjoining the enforcement of the challenged City ordinance, thereby permitting our client to display his "Free Ultrasound" sign in his vehicle outside of Planned Parenthood during the pendency of the litiation.
After more than two years of intense motion practice and discovery, the City of Dearborn has agreed to enter into a settlement that includes a public apology for arresting several Christian missionaries who were peacefully preaching to Muslims at the Dearborn Arab International Festival in 2010. The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) is representing Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, David Wood, and Paul Rezkalla, who were thrown in jail on June 18, 2010, and charged with “breach of the peace” for their free speech activity.
On April 30, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s HHS “contraception” mandate. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Johnson Welded Products, Inc. (“JWP”), a family owned and operated company in Ohio, and its President and principal owner, Ms. Lilli Johnson, a Catholic, who opposes the HHS mandate based on her sincerely-held religious beliefs.
On April 19, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed into law the American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) legislation, which prohibits the application of foreign law – including, but not limited to sharia – when it would violate fundamental constitutional rights such as due process and equal protection. The Oklahoma law, like those signed into law in Kansas, Arizona, Tennessee, and Louisiana, and which is pending in dozens of other states, was modeled after legislation drafted by David Yerushalmi, Co-Founder and Senior Counsel of the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC).