AFLC Month in Review: April 2014

We are pleased to report to you each month our significant activities and accomplishments, all of which are made possible by your generous support.  Here are the highlights for April 2014:

  • On April 10, AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel Robert Muise gave a speech at the Independent Township Conservatives Club’s monthly meeting in Lake Orion, Michigan. The title of his speech was “Fighting for Faith and Freedom in America.”
  • On April 11, AFLC filed its reply brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in its case challenging the HHS mandate on behalf of Priests for Life. This completes the briefing. Oral argument is scheduled for May 8 in Washington, D.C.
  • On April 14, Muise spoke at the Gadsden Center’s Religious Liberty Seminar in Howell, Michigan. The seminar’s topic was entitled, “Religious Liberties under Our Federal and State Constitutions: Are They under Attack?”
  • On April 15, AFLC filed a motion to “quash” and for a protective order in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, seeking to halt the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) from engaging in abusive and harassing litigation practices.  AFLC is representing seven residents of Pittsfield Township, Michigan, who were issued harassing subpoenas by the Muslim Brotherhood front group because the citizens publicly expressed their opposition to the construction of an Islamic center in the Township. The private citizens opposed the construction because it would cause traffic congestion in their neighborhood.
  • On April 22, Muise joined Glenn Beck on The Glenn Beck Program to discuss religious liberty in America.
  • On April 23, AFLC filed a 45-page motion for reconsideration in its case defending the Center for Security Policy (CSP) and others who were sued by CAIR for conducting an undercover documentary designed to expose CAIR’s nefarious activities.  Last month, the court denied in full CAIR’s motion for summary judgment and granted in part AFLC’s motion, thereby sending the remaining claims to a jury trial.  However, despite the court’s largely favorable ruling, AFLC points out in its motion for reconsideration that the court made several fundamental errors and should have granted summary judgment in AFLC’s favor on additional claims.
  • On April 28, AFLC filed its reply brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in its case challenging the decision by the transit authority of King County, Seattle, to deny AFLC’s clients’ advertisement exposing the “Faces of Global Terrorism” for what they are: the faces of Islamic jihadis.
  • On April 28 and 29, the pro-life Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) returned to SUNY-Buffalo in the wake of a lawsuit filed by AFLC after pro-abortion protestors were permitted by university police to obstruct the display last year. As a result of the pending lawsuit, the police and university officials ensured that the display was not disrupted this year.

Thank you once again for all of your support, past and present.  May God bless you, and may God continue to bless America!