A free press is essential to holding the powerful accountable and preserving democracy.  Unfortunately, reporters are all too often hauled into court and asked to disclose their sources.  We have proudly represented a number of journalists facing subpoenas, and have never had a client forced to reveal a source.  Our successes include:

  • Successfully persuaded subpoena issuers to various reporters to abandon their subpoenas without the need for litigation
  • Quashed subpoena to journalist Jamie Kalven seeking disclosure of sources regarding the Laquan McDonald shooting, including extensive briefing and live hearing
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Topic: Police Misconduct

Man Sues Chicago Cops Who Framed Him for Murder at Age 17

After notorious Chicago Police detective Kriston Kato faked evidence, Bernard Williams spent 23 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit CHICAGO – Bernard Williams was a 17-year-old student at what is now Near North Career Metropolitan High School, working in his family’s store, when Chicago police conspired to send him to prison for… Read More

Framed for Murder at Age 16, Man Sues Police Who Set Him Up

Ian Simmers spent nearly 23 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit SEATTLE, WA – A Kent man today sued Bothell, WA and King County and several of their police officers in federal court for illegally coercing a false murder confession out of him in 1995 when was 16-years-old. That and other false… Read More