Tagged ‘Kevin Vodak’

CAIR-Chicago wins judgment for Muslim Center’s freedom of religion

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.

Kevin Vodak and Rabya Khan participate in NLADA Conference

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.

Chicago Sun-Times: Irshad Islamic center case delayed again

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.

Citizenship granted: CAIR-Chicago’s recent victories

Litigation Director Kevin Vodak recently resolved citizenship delay cases for American Muslims in Chicago.

Litigation Director Kevin Vodak resolves delayed passport case

Litigation Director Kevin Vodak resolved a delayed passport case, allowing an American Muslim to complete a long-awaited pilgrimage to Mecca.

Litigation Director Kevin Vodak wins citizenship case

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.

USA TODAY: Proposed mosques spark opposition in some U.S. communities

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.

The Doings Hinsdale: Lawsuit urged after DuPage board spurns mosque request

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.

Guilty by Activism: Knowing your rights

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.

The impact of surveillance programs on the American-Muslim community

A feeling of suspicion has swept over American-Muslims, leaving some distrustful of others in their own community.