Pamela Geller v. NY City Mayor Bill de Blasio, et al

On May 7, 2020, the American Freedom Law Center filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his police commissioner. The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of political activist Pamela Geller, challenges…

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Kimberly Beemer, et al. v. Governor Whitmer, et al.

On April 15, 2020, the American Freedom Law Center filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and several county prosecutors, challenging certain provisions of Governor Whitmer’s recent executive order, Executive Order 2020-42. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan on…

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Andrew Belanger, et al. v. Governor Whitmer, et al.

On April 1, 2020, we filed a civil rights lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the City of Detroit, challenging the constitutionality of the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-21 (“Shelter in Place” Order) as applied to criminalize the free speech activity…

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Ness v. City of Bloomington

(Minneapolis, Minnesota)—On November 12, 2019, the American Freedom Law Center filed a civil rights lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota on behalf of Sally Ness.  The lawsuit alleges that the City of Bloomington, two City police officers, and the Hennepin County Attorney violated Ness’s rights protected by…

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Wayne Brown v. City of Tulsa

On October 9, 2019, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), along with local attorney Scott Wood, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Tulsa and its Chief of Police, Chuck Jordan, on behalf of Wayne Brown, a Tulsa police officer who was wrongfully terminated because local political activists complained…

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Reform America (d/b/a Created Equal) v. City of Detroit

On September 18, 2019, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Detroit and several City police officers, challenging their enforcement of various restrictions that prohibited pro-lifers from engaging in free speech activity during the Democrat presidential candidate debates held this past…

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People v. Connolly, et al. (“Red Rose Rescue—Flint, Michigan)

On June 7, 2019, several courageous pro-lifers peacefully entered the Women’s Center abortion facility located in Flint, Michigan.  They sat down next to women seated in the waiting room and offered them material help and words of encouragement to leave the center and choose life for their babies. The pro-lifers…

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American Freedom Law Center v. Michigan AG

On February 28, 2019, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Dana Nessel, the Attorney General of Michigan, and Agustin V. Arbulu, the Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, challenging their recently announced policy directive to unlawfully target groups in Michigan designated by the…

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Calvin Zastrow v. City of Toledo

On August 1, 2018, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), along with local counsel, filed a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Toledo, its Chief of Police and two City police officers in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The lawsuit alleges that the City and its…

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Pastor Dan McGhee v. City of Westland, et al.,

On September 29, 2017, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Westland, Michigan and Officer John Gatti, a City police officer, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The lawsuit alleges that the City violated Pastor Dan McGhee’s…

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