Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District

On May 5, 2010, three plaintiff students and two other students wore to school various items of clothing (t-shirts, shorts, shoes) which had depictions of the American flag or American-flag like motifs (i.e., stars and stripes).  That day, some students at the school were celebrating the Mexican holiday known as…

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Captain Paul Fields v. City of Tulsa – Closed

Captain Paul Fields has served honorably on the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma police department for more than 17 years.  Throughout his entire career, Captain Fields has been a model for other police officers and an exemplary employee of the police department.  Captain Fields is a Christian.  He is not a Muslim,…

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Crystal Dixon v. University of Toledo

In January 2002, Crystal Dixon began working as the administrative director of employee relations at the Medical College of Ohio (“MCO”), which later became part of the University of Toledo.  She was eventually promoted to acting Administrator for Human Resources.  Dixon was recruited by William Logie, a defendant in this…

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Priests for Life v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

On February 15, 2012, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), along with co-counsel and civil rights attorney Charles S. LiMandri, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, challenging the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s “contraception” mandate.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf…

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Johnson v. Poway Unified School District

Pursuant to a longstanding school district policy of permitting teachers to express personal, non-curricular messages through the display of banners, posters, flags, and other items and for more than 25 of those years, Bradley Johnson, a high school math teacher, displayed in his classroom, without complaint, two such banners.  The…

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American Freedom Defense Initiative v. MTA

AFLC Co-Founders and Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise, on behalf of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), Pamela Geller, and Robert Spencer, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)…

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Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare

As soon as President Obama signed the new healthcare reform act (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) into law on March 23, 2010, AFLC Co-Founders and Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise electronically filed the first federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Act.  The case was filed in federal…

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“Stop the Islamisation of America” Trademark Litigation

In February 2010, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, executive directors of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (FDI), an advocacy organization that raises awareness about the human rights abuses perpetrated by sharia-adherent Islamists, applied to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to register the trademark “Stop the Islamisation of…

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Lopez, et al. v. Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

CAIR is a Muslim organization previously named as a Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas front group by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the federal criminal trial and conviction of a terrorist funding cell organized around one of the largest Muslim charities, the Holy Land Foundation, which raised funds for violent…

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Northland Family Planning Clinic v. Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, Inc.

AFLC Co-Founders and Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise are representing the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, Inc. (CBR), a pro-life organization that was sued for copyright infringement by Northland Family Planning Clinic, an abortion provider, because CBR made fair use of Northland’s pro-abortion video to counter its deceptive message.…

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