CAIR-Chicago is pleased to announce the decision by Federal District Court Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer on Friday, March 29, 2013, granting summary judgment to its client the Irshad Learning Center, which is an Islamic religious institution primarily serving the Iranian community.
Litigation Director Kevin Vodak and Staff Attorney Rabya Khan will participate in a panel called “Strategic Advocacy for Muslim and Immigrant Communities with Law Enforcement” at the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) Conference on Friday December 7.
Representatives for each side were scheduled to submit responses by Monday to motions for summary judgment filed by both parties. The deadline for turning in that paperwork to Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois was moved to Wednesday.
Litigation Director Kevin Vodak recently resolved citizenship delay cases for American Muslims in Chicago.
Litigation Director Kevin Vodak resolved a delayed passport case, allowing an American Muslim to complete a long-awaited pilgrimage to Mecca.
CAIR-Chicago’s Litigation Director Kevin Vodak recently won a naturalization court case for a Muslim American whose citizenship application had been denied by USCIS.
CAIR-Chicago’s Litigation Director, Kevin Vodak, comments on the struggles of the Irshad Learning Center and the opposition to proposed mosques in the U.S.
CAIR-Chicago Litigation Director, Kevin Vodak, responds to DuPage County’s objections to a proposed mosque in the Western Suburbs – making parallels to the difficulties in the development of the Irshad Learning Center in Naperville.
CAIR-Chicago’s recent event on FBI repression featured Michael Deutsch – litigator at the People’s Law Office, Hatem Abudayyeh – Executive Director of Arab American Action Network and leading Palestinian rights activist, and Kevin Vodak CAIR-Chicago’s head litigator.
A feeling of suspicion has swept over American-Muslims, leaving some distrustful of others in their own community.