Dearborn, Michigan – Four Christian apologists affiliated with the Acts 17 Apologetics ministry appeared before Judge Mark Somers of the 19th District Court in Dearborn for arraignment this morning at 8:00, represented by Robert Muise, Senior Trial Counsel with the Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor. Local attorney Majed Moughni (who is running for Congress) sat next to Mr. Muise and conferred with him.
Attorney Muise requested that the missing video tapes (confiscated by the Dearborn Police on June 18th at the time of arrest) be admitted as evidence for the trial. The date of August 3rd was set to admit evidence for the trial. A pre-trial hearing is set for August 30th at 8:00am, with a possible trial date of September 20th, 2010.
Michigan State Representative Tom McMillin was also at the arraignment this morning and indicated he was concerned about about what appeared to be a violation of First Amendment rights.
Majed Moughni indicated he was also concerned about protecting freedom of speech for all citizens, including the rights of the four Christian apologists — whom he met with on Sunday night before the arraignment.
The name of the attorney representing the City of Dearborn is unknown at the time of publication.