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

Parents of Cedric Lofton Demand Immediate Access to Video Showing Their Teenage Son’s Death in Custody

WICHITA, KS – Relying on the Kansas Open Records Act, Sarah Harrison and Chad Lofton, the parents of Cedric Lofton, demanded transparency into the death of their 17-year-old son. Cedric died from injuries sustain while in custody at the Juvenile Intake Assessment Center in Wichita, Kansas. Earlier today, civil rights attorneys Andrew M. Stroth, Matt… Read More

One of the Nation’s Longest Wrongfully Imprisoned People Sues Cops Who Allegedly Framed Him

Robert DuBoise spent nearly 37 years behind bars based on fabricated evidence before DNA finally cleared him TAMPA – Robert DuBoise, put behind bars at age 18 and eventually served three of his 37 years imprisonment on Florida’s death row, today sued the City of Tampa, four police officers and an “expert” for falsifying evidence… Read More