• December 10, 2009

The ACLU is taking on the Tarek Ibn Zayad Academy (“TIZA”) Charter school for an alleged violation of First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution — i.e., the Establishment Clause.

TIZA attempted to turn the tables and came out fighting with several counterclaims — tortious interference, business defamation.

Today, the U.S. District Court, D. Minn., disposed of the counterclaims on the motion to dismiss and, having done so, did not address the anti-SLAPP (a statute targeting lawsuits or claims that appear attempt to stifle constitutionally protected actions (for recent discussion, go here)) and sanctions aspects of the ACLU’s motion.  

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