Skip to comments.Michael Savage vows to take Islam fight to Supreme Court
Posted on 08/11/2008 2:46:27 AM PDT by Man50D
Talk-radio host Michael Savage has announced he will bring his recently dismissed copyright infringement lawsuit against the Council of American-Islamic Relations to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of making public the Islamic group's sources of funding.
Savage's suit originally filed in San Francisco district court alleged CAIR illegally published singled-out quotes and audio excerpts from his show regarding Islam, misappropriated his words and used the clips for its own fundraising purposes, damaging the value of his copyrighted material.
Indeed CAIR last year waged a public campaign using excerpted Savage remarks to urge advertisers to boycott his top-rated program. CAIR stated its campaign successfully resulted in Savage losing $1 million in advertising.
Part of Savage's lawsuit alleged CAIR received millions in foreign funding and that it may have been wrongfully acting as a lobbyist or agent for a foreign government, violating the Islamic group's nonprofit status.
Savage also alleged CAIR was engaged in racketeering, describing the group as a "mouthpiece of international terror" that helped fund the 9-11 attacks, a contention strongly denied by CAIR.
But his lawsuit was tossed last month by San Francisco District U.S. Judge Susan Illston, who ruled it is legal to use excerpts of a public broadcast for purposes of comment and criticism.
Illston, nominated to her position by President Bill Clinton, wrote in her ruling that Savage could try to rewrite the racketeering portion of his suit to better fit the specifics of his case.
Savage's attorney Daniel Horowitz told WND he is reworking the suit to directly address Illston's "respectful" ruling. He said the new suit includes over 200 pages of supporting documents, including 200 pages of transcripts of the meeting in which CAIR was founded.
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Savage will have to go to the Supreme Court because his first appeal would be to the Nutty Ninth. I hope he wins! I bet most of CAIR’s money is from foreign sources and I would like that exposed.
I would like to know where CAIR's money goes/comes from.
...good for Savage....somebody needs to expose CAIR....they are an Islamic supremecist outfit...
The material in the transcripts and supporting documents provides such overwhelming evidence of CAIRs corruption and real goals, it raises the question of how in the world was this organization allowed to operate in our country in the first place! IMO given the corruption in the courts in California, they will look for any excuse whatever to stop this exposure of the real goals of CAIR. It also shows why our congress is enjoying single digit approval numbers.
No way using this sort of excerpt from public speech by a public figure in this context will not be found to be fair use.