On February 8, Federal Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, sitting in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, denied the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) motion to extend discovery in the American Freedom Law Center’s defense of the Center for Security Policy (CSP) and several of its employees, who were sued by CAIR for conducting an undercover documentary designed to expose the Islamic organization's corrupt activities.
On February 4, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) notified the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) that it will accept several proposed “counter-jihad” advertisements submitted by AFLC’s clients, the Freedom Defense Initiative (FDI) and its executive directors, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer. FDI’s proposed advertisements are in response to an advertisement campaign brought by the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a self-described Muslim public interest law firm that has been identified by the FBI as a Muslim Brotherhood front group. The CTA had originally rejected FDI’s advertisements after CAIR-Chicago claimed in a “cease and desist” letter to FDI that the proposed ads violated CAIR’s trademark and trade dress rights in the mark #MYJIHAD, which appeared in CAIR’s earlier advertisements.
On January 31, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) and the Law Offices of David Yerushalmi, P.C. filed its reply brief in support of its motion for summary judgment in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of five former clients of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), who had earlier filed two separate lawsuits in federal court against CAIR, alleging common law and statutory fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
On January 23, 2012, constitutional attorneys David Yerushalmi and Robert J. Muise officially launched the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC). In doing so, Yerushalmi, an orthodox Jew, and Muise, an orthodox Catholic, created the Nation’s first authentic Judeo-Christian public interest law firm. In this short amount of time, AFLC has emerged – according to former federal prosecutor and National Review columnist Andrew C. McCarthy – as the “Nation’s leading public interest law firm fighting . . . in America.”