The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) is pleased to report to you each month its significant activities and accomplishments, all of which are made possible by your generous support. Here are the highlights for June 2013:
- On June 4, AFLC filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in New York against several officials from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY-Buffalo) for permitting pro-abortion protestors to disrupt a pro-life demonstration on the university’s campus. By failing to protect the pro-lifers’ free speech activity and effectively joining the pro-abortion mob intent on suppressing the pro-lifers’ speech, the university officials violated the First Amendment.
- In June, AFLC filed multiple briefs in federal court in Washington, D.C., in defense of the Center for Security Policy (CSP) and several of its employees, who were sued by the Council on America-Islamic Relations (CAIR National) for working on a documentary designed to expose CAIR National’s Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas ties and other illegal activities. Briefing is now closed in the case, and we await the court’s decision.
- Litigation continues in AFLC’s legal challenge against the Detroit-area transportation authority—the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART)—for refusing to display a religious freedom advertisement on its buses that said “Leaving Islam?” Multiple depositions of former and current SMART officials were taken in June. Additionally, we filed a motion with the court seeking to compel SMART to produce emails that it is withholding under a bogus claim of attorney-client privilege.
- On June 26, AFLC announced that its recent citizens’ awareness drive resulted in over 10,000 American citizens petitioning their elected representatives to enact the “American Laws for American Courts” (ALAC) legislation, which is designed to prohibit the application of foreign law in U.S. state courts when doing so would violate fundamental constitutional rights such as due process and equal protection.
- On June 6, Senior Counsel Robert Muise had the honor of speaking at the Western Connecticut Military Officers Association’s 38th Annual Young American Awards, where he was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation.
- We are putting the final touches on a major brief to be filed shortly in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in defense of the Christian missionaries who were stoned by an angry Muslim mob at the 2012 Dearborn Arab Festival.
- And we will soon be filing a brief in a high-profile defamation case that we will be revealing shortly. . .