FAIR News: Updates from FAIR Legal
Dear Friends of FAIR,
This week we bring you two consequential updates from FAIR Legal. A little background about FAIR’s legal advocacy work:
FAIR Legal has established a nationwide network of attorneys and law firms who support FAIR’s mission of advancing civil rights and liberties for all, and promoting a common culture based on fairness, understanding, and humanity. Schools, non-profit organizations, corporations and government agencies have been implementing policies that directly violate the Constitutionally guaranteed civil rights of students, parents and employees. FAIR Legal Network attorneys can help by providing legal information and advice to affected individuals and, in appropriate circumstances, by seeking legal redress in the courts on their behalf.
Now for the substantive updates. First, Dr. Tabia Lee has filed a federal lawsuit against De Anza Community College in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Dr. Lee is represented by FAIR network attorneys Michael Allen, of Allen Harris, PLLC, and Abby Moscatel of Blacktail Law, PLLC. Dr. Lee entertained a divergent viewpoint. She questioned an orthodoxy. It cost her her job. We support Dr. Lee in advocating for her constitutional rights and civil liberties. Read the full complaint on FAIR’s website.
Secondly, we are incredibly disappointed that a south Florida judge has found Daniel Marquez guilty after he was accused of making a threat of a mass shooting. You will recall FAIR’s coverage of this startling story of an innocent 10 year old boy who made an immature joke in a private text message to a friend. What has ensued can only be characterized as a gross overreach by politically-motivated authority figures, and trampling of a minor child’s constitutional rights. FAIR stands against the type of infringement that has been perpetrated against Daniel, and we will continue to bring you updates on his appeal.
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