Annual Report

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

Latest Work

  • Filed, on behalf of a journalist, a mandamus suit and summary judgment motion to require the Baltimore City Circuit Court to comply with a Maryland law that guarantees public access to court audio recordings
  • Filed an amended complaint challenging as a First Amendment violation an Arkansas city police department’s removal of critical posts on its Facebook page
  • Filed and defended, on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives, a motion to intervene to defend the constitutionality of a federal law criminalizing female genital mutilation
  • Published an op-ed questioning whether the legitimacy of the Supreme Court will survive once it decides a case concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the census, after evidence surfaced showing the rationale for adding the question to be a deliberate pretext
  • Filed a lawsuit challenging a Maryland ban on broadcasting criminal court proceedings
  • Filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit on behalf of law enforcement officials in support of California’s challenge to the Justice Department’s anti-sanctuary cities policies
  • Filed a petition asking the Utah Supreme Court to review a decision that precludes tort victims from seeking compensation for injuries arising out of religiously motivated conduct
  • Sent a letter to the Prince George’s County Circuit Court on behalf of a community organizer and nonprofit organization asserting their right to broadcast publicly available court recordings
  • Filed a brief explaining how Virginia’s monuments law distorts government-speech doctrine and severely undermines local democracy by forcing cities to express unwanted messages in perpetuity
  • Filed a brief on behalf of national security professionals noting the persistence and escalation of foreign interference in U.S. elections and spotlighting the particular vulnerability of South Carolina’s election infrastructure
  • Filed a brief explaining why an Arkansas law violates the First Amendment by prohibiting the practice of consumer boycotts of Israel by any company or person who contracts with the state
  • Sent letters to the Baltimore City Circuit Court on behalf of independent journalists and nonprofit organizations asserting their right to broadcast publicly available court recordings
  • Filed briefs in support of a class-wide preliminary injunction and class certification in our suit challenging the city of St. Louis, Missouri’s wealth-based approach to pretrial detention
  • Filed a merits-stage brief in the Supreme Court on behalf of the House of Representatives denouncing the Commerce Department’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the census
  • Filed briefs in response to motions to dismiss from City of St. Louis officials and judges in our challenge to the city’s wealth-based approach to pretrial detention
  • Wrote an op-ed explaining why President Trump’s use of Twitter to block his critics violates constitutional free speech protections
  • Filed a complaint challenging the city of St. Louis, Missouri’s wealth-based approach to pretrial detention as well as a motion for a preliminary injunction
  • Filed a brief in the Supreme Court on behalf of the House of Representatives denouncing the Commerce Department’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the census
  • Filed a brief in the Eleventh Circuit challenging Cullman County, Alabama’s approach to cash bail as an Equal Protection violation
  • Filed a brief in the Fifth Circuit challenging Dallas County’s approach to cash bail as an Equal Protection violation
  • Published an op-ed calling for increased safeguards against foreign intervention in elections
  • Filed a brief in the Missouri Supreme Court challenging the imposition of jail board fees on indigent defendants
  • Published an op-ed on attorney general nominee William Barr and the public release of the Mueller report
  • Published an op-ed outlining how local jurisdictions can protect public safety at protests and rallies while preserving constitutional rights