May 9, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On May 9, 2011, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) urged the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to uphold lower court ruling that temporarily blocked implementation of an amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution banning state courts ...[read more]
April 14, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) announced Friday the filing of a lawsuit against three US agencies over the repeated detention and questioning of Muslims about their religious beliefs and practices by federal agents at the US-Canada border. CAIR-MI filed ...[read more]
December 16, 2011
by Cody Harding
On December 16, 2008, a Muslim woman, Lisa Valentine, was arrested for contempt of court in Georgia after refusing to remove her headscarf upon entering a security checkpoint in an Atlanta courtroom. She was ordered to serve 10 days in jail for violating a court policy that prohibits wearing ...[read more]
May 10, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Monday asked the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to uphold a lower court ruling that blocked an Oklahoma constitutional amendment banning courts from considering international or Islamic ...[read more]
March 3, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Muslim student Yasir Afifi and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a lawsuit against the FBI on Wednesday after Afifi discovered a global positioning system (GPS) device on the undercarriage of his car. The suit, filed in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, ...[read more]
November 30, 2010
by Zach Zagger
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma on Monday ordered a preliminary injunction blocking the enforcement of the controversial Oklahoma constitutional amendment banning the courts from considering international or Islamic law. Judge Vicki Miles-LeGrange ruled in ...[read more]
November 5, 2010
by Daniel Makosky
The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the constitutionality of State Question 755, which amends the state constitution to ban the use of Islamic or international law in state court decisions. The suit, filed in the US ...[read more]
May 8, 2010
by Mark Hamilton
Christina Abraham In a feat of apologetic acrobatics, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rendered a decision in Khatib v. County of Orange affirming a district court's dismissal of a complaint under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). The decision uses fault... ...[read more]
April 30, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit against a Michigan judge who ordered a Muslim woman to remove her headscarf in court. The suit was filed in August by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on behalf of Raneen ...[read more]
September 14, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Christina Abraham: The newly adopted amendment to Rule 611 of the Michigan Rules of Evidence (MRE 611) is constitutionally questionable. The portion at issue reads:The court shall exercise reasonable control over the appearance of parties and witnesses so as to (1) ensure that the demeanor o... ...[read more]

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