A federal judge in Michigan has come to the defense of a private citizen who faced a demand from Muslim activists to produce her private emails and submit to an interrogation, all because she worried plans for an Islamic center in her neighborhood would create traffic problems.
The American Freedom Law Center announced Thursday that the federal judge had quashed the “harassing and burdensome subpoenas” issued by the Council on American-Islamic Relations to Zaba Davis.
AFLC, which sued to have the demands canceled, said that in a “rare move,” the judge also awarded AFLC attorneys’ fees and costs for having to bring the motion.
“Private citizens have a fundamental First Amendment right to publicly express to their elected officials their personal views,” said Robert Muise, AFLC co-founder.
“CAIR’s ruthless attacks demonstrate that its objectives are dangerously at odds…
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