AFLC’s recent legal victory involving the display of a pro-Israel/anti-Jihad advertisement on city buses in New York has received significant media attention from outlets such as The New York Times, CNN, Reuters, and NBC News. According to media reports, the Metropolitan Authority of New York (MTA) is planning to run the ads on its buses beginning on Monday, September 24, 2012.
The timing of running the ads has stirred some controversy in light of the ongoing Muslim rioting in the Middle-East. However, the MTA had until September 12, 2012 to seek a stay of the district judge’s order with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The MTA failed to obtain the stay, which means that they are now required to run the advertisement. And it must do so promptly, or it will risk being held in contempt of the court’s order.