As so perfectly spoken by Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis in defense of free speech rights many years ago, “Those who won our independence by revolution were not cowards. They did not fear political change. They did not exalt order at the cost of liberty. If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.”  Our success in upholding free speech rights includes:

  • Successfully represented Prison Legal News in suits against various jails alleging censorship of PLN in violation of the First Amendment; cases resulted in favorable settlements
  • Defeated efforts to impose gag order in high-profile medical malpractice and false advertising case against doctor and hospital
  • Represented Professor Steven Salaita in First Amendment case against the University of Illinois in connection with Salaita’s tweets regarding Israeli-Palestinian conflict, resulting in a favorable settlement
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Topic: Police Misconduct

Jon Burge Torture Survivor Sues Daley, Top Cops and Prosecutors

Jackie Wilson lost 36 years of his life due to brutal & corrupt cops says new federal suit CHICAGO – A four-decade saga of police rampage, torture, cover-up and perjury reached a new chapter this morning when one of Chicago’s most prominent police torture survivors, Jackie Wilson, sued former Mayor Richard M. Daley and a… Read More

State Police Killed Black Man After Traffic Stop for “Broken Taillight,” Suit Says

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN – A year after he was shot dead by Indiana State Police in a traffic stop here, the family of Malcolm Williams filed suit in federal court today saying police killed him in front of his pregnant partner while he was not resisting or posing a threat to officers. Indiana State Police Officer… Read More