Forensic Science Without the Science

The Trump administration’s war on science continues, and its latest move will cause more wrongful convictions. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just announced that he will dissolve the National Commission on Forensic Science, the non-partisan organization tasked improving the reliability and accuracy of scientific evidence used in criminal cases. Sessions seeks to keep forensic testing under… Read More

Stripping Ayala of Power

With our government thwarting the will of the voters at every turn, we should all be alarmed by Florida Governor Rick Scott’s unprecedented use of executive power to strip a duly elected State’s Attorney of her authority. Aramis Ayala is Florida’s first black elected prosecutor and one of only a handful of female and/or black… Read More

Innocent Cousins Sue Corrupt Police Who Framed Them for Murder

Bell County woman and man framed for murder and locked up for years in a death penalty case, only to have charges dismissed LEXINGTON, KY – Cousins Amanda Hoskins and Jonathan Taylor today sued police officers working for the Kentucky State Police, Knox County Sheriff’s Department, and Barbourville Police Department in federal court for framing… Read More

Wrongful Conviction Roundup – Q1 2017

Each quarter, we think it’s important to remind people that the criminal justice system is fallible, and that thousands of innocent people are swept into it based on human error or misconduct. This quarter’s wrongful conviction roundup focuses on people who were victimized by law enforcement officers’ intentional bad acts. What makes police fficers distort… Read More

Civil Rights Group Sues Chicago Over Preservation of 911 Tapes

City Routinely Violates the Law By Destroying Tapes After Only 30 Days, Jeopardizing Defendants’ Ability to Challenge Police & Others’ Accounts of Crimes CHICAGO – Attorneys with the Chicago Civil Rights Project filed suit against the City of Chicago today for the failure of the City’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications to routinely preserve… Read More

Shackled While Giving Birth

Loevy & Loevy has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Melissa Hall and at least 40 other women who were forced by Milwaukee County Jail to give birth while shackled in chains. Ms. Hall was forced to receive pre-natal care, labor, give birth, and undergo post-partum treatment all while shackled. Armed deputies were present for… Read More

No Budget for Justice

A fair justice system is out of reach for most poor and working people. If Trump’s proposed budget cuts become a reality, the administration’s new budget will ravage most of the limited access points for all but the most affluent Americans. And regardless of what the final budget looks like, the president’s “budget blueprint” embodies… Read More

Class Actions No More?

Sometimes individuals are wronged and it’s because of a system-wide problem. In those cases, there is strength in numbers, and class action lawsuits – lawsuits on behalf of groups of people who were similarly injured – are often the most effective tool for change. For example, Loevy & Loevy has won class action lawsuits against… Read More

Safeguarding Your Cellphone

Our fears of the rise of a police-state are fed by the numerous stories in the media about TSA officials searching travelers’ cellphones and police officers taking protesters’ phones. It is now more important than ever to explore what rights we have to protect our privacy. Think about how much personal information most of us have on our… Read More

Record Wisconsin Settlement for Police Shooting of Tony Robinson, Jr.

Unarmed Teenager Was Shot by a Madison Police Officer At a news conference this afternoon in Madison, WI, the family of Tony Robinson, Jr. and their attorneys will be discussing the $3.35 million settlement of the case, which exceeds by more than $1 million the previous record in Wisconsin for a police-officer shooting suit. Tony… Read More