Annual Reports

See our 2019 Annual Report to see a snapshot of what we accomplished in our second year.

See our 2018 Annual Report to see a snapshot of what we accomplished in our first year.

Latest Work

  • 3/30/20 – Filed a renewed motion for preliminary injunction in our lawsuit challenging the city of St. Louis, Missouri’s wealth-based approach to pretrial detention
  • 3/23/20 – Filed an opening brief in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in our lawsuit representing plaintiffs in Maryland challenging a ban on broadcasting criminal court proceedings
  • 3/6/20 – Filed a petition for rehearing en banc in the D.C. Circuit to compel the former White House Counsel to appear before the House Judiciary Committee and testify on matters and information discussed in the Special Counsel’s Report
  • 2/24/20 – Sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee urging passage of a bill to clarify the criminalization of female genital mutilation
  • 2/23/20 – Published an article spotlighting the potential for section 2 of the 14th amendment to combat voter suppression
  • 2/19/20 – Filed a reply brief in our case before the Utah Supreme Court arguing to overturn a decision that precludes tort victims from seeking compensation for injuries arising out of religiously motivated conduct
  • 2/16/20 – Filed a complaint challenging Hamblen County, Tennessee’s wealth-based approach to pretrial detention as well as a motion for class certification and a motion for a temporary restraining order
  • 2/13/20 – Filed an opposition to a motion to dismiss in our lawsuit against a new Diversity Visa Program rule
  • 1/30/20 – Filed a brief in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court arguing for magistrate judges to state their reasoning for bail decisions on the record and to preserve a verbatim account of every preliminary arraignment.
  • 1/17/20 – Filed a brief in the Eleventh Circuit challenging Florida’s disenfranchisement of those unable to pay criminal court debt
  • 1/15/20 – Filed a response to defendants’ motions to dismiss in our lawsuit challenging a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ban on recording bail hearing proceedings.
  • 1/13/20 – Filed a brief in the Fourth Circuit defending a preliminary injunction in our lawsuit to stop a new Department of Homeland Security public charge rule from going into effect
  • 1/8/20 – Published an op-ed laying out the reasons why a recent movement by local governments to declare themselves Second Amendment “sanctuaries” is legally dubious
  • 1/3/20 – Filed a second amended complaint adding the City of Baltimore as a plaintiff in our lawsuit to stop a new Department of Homeland Security public charge rule from going into effect
  • 12/23/19 – Filed a supplemental brief in the D.C. Circuit arguing for the disclosure of certain grand-jury materials to the U.S. House of Representatives to aid its impeachment inquiry
  • 12/23/19 – Filed a supplemental brief in the D.C. Circuit to compel the former White House Counsel to appear before the House Judiciary Committee and testify on matters and information discussed in the Special Counsel’s Report
  • 12/23/19 – Filed an opposition to a cross-motion for summary judgment on behalf of a Virginia middle schooler alleging that a school resource officer violated his Fourth Amendment rights by using violent force without justification
  • 12/17/19 – Filed an amended complaint to keep a new Diversity Visa Program rule from going into effect
  • 12/16/19 – Filed a brief in the Maryland Court of Appeals on behalf of a wrongly convicted man seeking to hold the Baltimore City Police Department liable for its officers’ misconduct under state law
  • 12/9/19 – Filed a motion for summary judgment on behalf of a Virginia middle schooler alleging that a school resource officer violated his Fourth Amendment rights by using violent force without justification
  • 12/3/19 – Filed a brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals explaining why Texas state laws violate the First Amendment by prohibiting the practice of consumer boycotts of Israel by any company or person who contracts with the state
  • 11/25/19 – Filed an opposition to a stay motion at the circuit court level arguing for the preservation of a preliminary injunction stopping a new Department of Homeland Security public charge rule from going into effect
  • 11/25/19 – Filed a reply brief in the Supreme Court challenging Arizona’s approach to imposing the death penalty
  • 11/12/19 – Filed an opening brief in our case before the Utah Supreme Court arguing to overturn a decision that precludes tort victims from seeking compensation for injuries arising out of religiously motivated conduct
  • 11/8/19 – Filed an opposition to a stay motion at the district court level arguing for the preservation of a preliminary injunction stopping a new Department of Homeland Security public charge rule from going into effect
  • 10/23/19 – Filed a brief in the Eighth Circuit challenging Arkansas’s improper use of solitary confinement
  • 10/23/19 – Filed a brief in the Fifth Circuit on behalf of a special-needs student in Texas alleging that a school resource officer violated his Fourth Amendment rights by tasing him
  • 10/22/19 – Filed a reply brief in support of a motion for preliminary injunction to keep a new Diversity Visa Program rule from going into effect
  • 10/21/19 – Filed a brief in the First Circuit arguing on the proper framework for assessing the scope of First Amendment protection for the act of recording a government official’s public conduct
  • 10/16/19 – Filed a reply brief in support of partial summary judgment to compel the former White House Counsel to appear before the House Judiciary Committee and testify on matters and information discussed in the Special Counsel’s Report
  • 10/16/19 – Filed an opposition to motions to dismiss in our lawsuit challenging a Pennsylvania ban on recording bail hearing proceedings
  • 10/8/19 – Filed a lawsuit in Pittsburgh challenging a Pennsylvania ban on recording bail hearing proceedings
  • 10/7/19 – Filed a reply brief in support of a motion for preliminary injunction to stop a new Department of Homeland Security public charge rule from going into effect
  • 10/3/19 – Filed a brief in the Supreme Court on behalf of 80 law enforcement officials in support of a challenge to DACA’s termination