When a federal judge uses words like "careless," "lack of diligence" and "failed entirely" to describe your argument, well, that's probably not good for your case.

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly smacked down a request by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to extend the discovery period in CAIR's civil lawsuit against the authors of a 2009 book based on information gathered by an informant who posed as a Muslim to secure an internship with the Washington-based Islamist group.

CAIR quickly sued author David Gaubatz and his son Chris, who went undercover in CAIR headquarters and took internal documents with him, for breach of contract and trespassing. Chris Gaubatz also secretly recorded conversations with CAIR officials. Among the book's claims, CAIR officials actively block law enforcement investigations; and grossly exaggerate the depth of their membership and their domestic financial support.

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