The ACLU is currently suing a Muslim charter school in Minnesota, the Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, for various First Amendment violations. The school responded to that suit with a countersuit against the ACLU for defamation. That countersuit has now been dismissed by a federal judge.
A federal judge has rejected claims that the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota defamed a charter school that the ACLU has accused of promoting Islam.
As a public school, Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TiZA) is a governmental body and can't sue for libel, U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank said in an order dated Wednesday.
That is the correct result.