American Freedom Defense Initiative v. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

In October 2013, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), which provides public transportation throughout Massachusetts, including to millions of riders in the Greater Boston area, accepted for display on its advertising space an anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian advertisement that appeared on approximately 80 posters throughout the transit system.  That advertisement depicted four maps that…

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American Freedom Defense Initiative, et al. v. King County, Washington

On October 7, 2013, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in Washington federal court on behalf of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and its co-founders, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, against King County, Washington, for refusing to run an anti-terrorism advertisement on its…

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Priests for Life v. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

When President Obama promulgated the Obamacare “contraception mandate,” which requires employers to provide insurance plans that include, inter alia, coverage for contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients, he openly declared war on religious liberty. Indeed, he and other secular liberals view pregnancy as a disease to be “prevented” by contraception or “cured” by abortion.…

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Brown v. Caughey

The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) is defending Ericah Caughey against a defamation lawsuit filed in May 2013 by former Michigan State Representative Lisa Brown.  The suit alleges that Caughey, Brown’s former legislative assistant, made defamatory statements about her relating to her abrupt firing of Caughey in 2009 while Caughey was pregnant.…

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Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, Inc, et al. v. Dennis R. Black, et al.

The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) is representing the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, Inc. (CBR); Gregg Cunningham, the executive director of CBR; Darius Hardwick, an employee of CBR; BU Students for Life; and two student officers of the pro-life student organization in a federal civil rights lawsuit against several officials…

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Johnson Welded Products, Inc., et al. v. Kathleen Sibelius, et al.

America was founded on religious freedom, yet the Obama administration has engaged in an unprecedented assault on religious liberties, particularly against the religious freedom of Christians.   In this battle, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) has led the charge to stop Obama’s war on the First Amendment. On April…

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Paul Dobrowolski v. City of Ann Arbor, et al.

Since its founding, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) has been dedicated to protecting the lives of the unborn and the free speech rights of those who protest the horror of abortion. Unfortunately, government entities across the country dominated by secular progressives have little respect for the right to life…

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Silver v. Cheektowaga Central School District

For over seven years, Joelle Silver has taught science in the Cheektowaga Central School District, which is located in a suburb of Buffalo, New York.  Silver currently teaches at the High School. As a devout Christian, Silver’s faith defines who she is as a person, and it guides all aspects…

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American Security Council Foundation v. Center for Security Policy

In 2011, the American Security Council Foundation (ASCF), a small policy organization based in Washington, D.C., trademarked the popular Reagan slogan, “Peace Through Strength,” in spite of its widespread usage.  ASCF, whose operations have been nearly dormant for over two decades, subsequently threatened to sue any individual or organization that…

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Pastor Levon Yuille v. Bill Schuette, et al.

The exclusion of people of faith – particularly pastors – from influencing America’s election process is simply unconstitutional. Unfortunately, the State of Michigan has a criminal statute that is a direct attack against religion and those who profess sincerely held religious beliefs. At issue in this case is § 168.931(1)(e) of…

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