The Center for American Liberty, in-conjunction with Chavez-Ochoa Law Offices, Inc. and the Dhillon Law Group, Inc., filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief today on behalf of Reverend Patrick J. Mahoney.
Rev. Mahoney is a nationally and internationally known human rights activist and ordained Presbyterian minister. He has hosted prayer meetings, Bible readings, and worship services at this exact location for decades. When he sought to hold a 9/11 vigil on the Western Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 11, 2021, the defendants prevented the vigil despite the removal of the fence in July and allowing other events to take place.