Month in Review – December 2017

AFLC_Month-in-review_smallBanner (3)Here are the highlights for December 2017:

* On December 4, 6, 13, and 19, we defended the depositions of our clients and took depositions of witnesses for the City of Sterling Heights, Michigan in our lawsuit seeking to stop the construction of a mega-mosque that was approved by the Mayor and City Council in violation of City and state zoning laws.  The proposed mosque location is in the middle of a Chaldean Christian neighborhood.  These Christians view the building of this mosque as an act of aggression against their community, similar to what they experienced in Iraq.

* On December 7, we filed our response to the City of Westland’s motion to dismiss our lawsuit filed against the City and one of its police officers.  In this case, McGhee v. City of Westland, we are representing Pastor Dan McGhee, a pro-life demonstrator who was threatened with arrest by a City police officer due to the pastor’s pro-life speech activity, which the officer considered “disturbing” and in violation of the City’s ordinance prohibiting “unreasonably loud, disturbing or unnecessary” noise.

* On December 20, we filed a motion for summary judgment in the case of Thames v City of Westland.  In the motion, we are asking the court to rule in favor of our client, Kimberley Thames, as a matter of law.  Ms. Thames, a pro-life demonstrator, was unlawfully arrested, searched, and jailed for more than two days based on a bogus and false complaint by a security guard working for the Northland Family Planning Center, a local abortion facility located in the City.  We are arguing that the unlawful arrest violates the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments.

* We continue with court appearances, depositions, and motion practice in many other cases as well.

Thank you for your prayers and financial support.  We couldn’t do what we do without them!