Annual Reports

See our 2020 Annual Report to see a snapshot of what we accomplished in our third year.

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

  • 10/23/20 – Sent a letter to local officials in response to public concern over private paramilitary activity and voter intimidation in Montgomery, New York, advising of applicable state law provisions against such activity
  • 10/23/20 – Sent a letter to local officials in response to public concern over private paramilitary activity in Lakeland, Florida, advising of applicable state law provisions against such activity
  • 10/23/20 – Sent a letter to local officials in response to public concern over private paramilitary activity and voter intimidation in Erie, Pennsylvania, advising of applicable state law provisions against such activity
  • 10/21/20 – Published guidance outlining actions law enforcement can take to address and prevent voter intimidation, including by armed individuals or groups
  • 10/19/20 – Publicamos, en español, un recurso sobre protección contra la intimidación de votantes
  • 10/16/20 – Published a fact sheet on video recording in or near polling places
  • 10/14/20 – Filed a consolidated reply in support of a motion for preliminary injunction and response to defendants’ motion to dismiss in our lawsuit in the Middle District of Tennessee on behalf of an advocate threatened with contempt of court and disciplinary action in violation of her First Amendment rights for seeking to ensure that indigent criminal defendants receive constitutionally adequate representation
  • 10/14/20 – Filed a merits brief in the Supreme Court arguing for the House Committee on the Judiciary to access grand jury materials redacted from the Mueller report to aid its impeachment inquiry
  • 10/8/20 – Sent a follow-up letter to the Pennsylvania First Judicial District, in light of temporary courthouse closures, to provide the public with remote access to its criminal proceedings.
  • 10/8/20 – Filed a brief in the Northern District of Georgia explaining why Georgia state law violates the First Amendment by prohibiting the practice of consumer boycotts of Israel by any company or person who contracts with the state
  • 10/7/20 – Filed a motion for summary judgment in our lawsuit challenging a new State Department rule requiring nearly all applicants for the Diversity Visa Program to have a valid passport
  • 10/2/20 – Published a fact sheet on voter intimidation laws, what kinds of conduct could constitute voter intimidation, and what to do if you experience voter intimidation
  • 9/28/20 – Filed a brief in the Fifth Circuit challenging Texas’s improper use of solitary confinement
  • 9/18/20 – Published fact sheets for all 50 states explaining the laws barring unauthorized private militia groups and what to do if groups of armed individuals are near a polling place or voter registration drive
  • 9/18/20 – Filed a motion to intervene and unseal, on behalf of the Prince George’s County Office of the Public Defender, an expert report documenting numerous incidents of abuse and misconduct committed by the Prince George’s County Police Department
  • 9/14/20 – Filed a petition for rehearing en banc in the Fourth Circuit in our lawsuit challenging a new Department of Homeland Security public charge rule
  • 9/8/20 – 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
  • 9/4/20 – Filed a supplemental opposition to defendants’ motion to dismiss in our lawsuit challenging a new Department of Homeland Security public charge rule
  • 9/4/20 – Sent a letter to local officials in response to private paramilitary activity in Weatherford, Texas, advising of applicable state law provisions against such activity
  • 9/2/20 – Sent a letter to the Pennsylvania First Judicial District, in light of temporary courthouse closures, to provide the public with remote access to its criminal proceedings
  • 9/2/20 – Sent a letter to local officials in response to private paramilitary activity in Tyler, Texas, advising of applicable state law provisions against such activity
  • 9/2/20 – Filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in our lawsuit in the Middle District of Tennessee on behalf of an advocate threatened with contempt of court and disciplinary action in violation of her First Amendment rights for seeking to ensure that indigent criminal defendants receive constitutionally adequate representation
  • 9/1/20 – Filed a complaint in our lawsuit in the Middle District of Tennessee on behalf of an advocate threatened with contempt of court and disciplinary action in violation of her First Amendment rights for seeking to ensure that indigent criminal defendants receive constitutionally adequate representation
  • 8/31/20 – Filed briefs in the District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of the House of Representatives challenging an executive memo calling for the apportionment of the House of Representatives to exclude undocumented immigrants
  • 8/27/20 – Filed a complaint in our lawsuit seeking information under FOIA to uncover details regarding the expulsion of unaccompanied and undocumented children without legal process since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic.
  • 8/26/20 – Sent letters to local officials and the Wisconsin Attorney General in response to private paramilitary activity in Kenosha, Wisconsin, advising of applicable state law provisions against such activity
  • 8/21/20 – Filed a brief in the District Court for the District of Maryland on behalf of the House of Representatives challenging an executive memo calling for the apportionment of the House of Representatives to exclude undocumented immigrants
  • 8/21/20 – Sent letters to local officials in response to private paramilitary activity in Elkton and Broadway, Virginia, advising of applicable state law provisions against such activity
  • 8/14/20 – Filed a brief in the District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of the House of Representatives challenging an executive memo calling for the apportionment of the House of Representatives to exclude undocumented immigrants
  • 8/11/20 – Filed a reply brief in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in our lawsuit representing firefighters seeking relief from the New York Fire Department’s “clean shave” policy
  • 8/3/20 – Filed a merits brief in the Texas Supreme Court on behalf of CHILD USA, a think tank dedicated to ending child abuse, explaining that the First Amendment does not give religious leaders a license to suppress reporting of abuse or escape liability
  • 7/31/20 – Filed a reply brief in support of a cross-motion for summary judgment and in response to the State of Indiana’s consolidated response to motions for summary judgment in our effort to defend the city of Gary, Indiana, against a challenge claiming that its welcoming city ordinance violates state law
  • 7/29/20 – Held a launch event for our toolkit discussing legal principles, best practices, and creative solutions upon which local jurisdictions may draw to protect public safety while respecting constitutional rights during rallies, protests, and other public events
  • 7/28/20 – Sent a letter to local officials in response to private paramilitary activity in Louisville, Kentucky, advising of applicable state law provisions against such activity
  • 7/14/20 – Sent a follow-up letter to the Pennsylvania Fifth Judicial District, in light of temporary courthouse closures, to provide the public with remote access to its criminal proceedings
  • 7/13/20 – Filed a complaint in Albuquerque invoking New Mexico’s anti-militia and anti-paramilitary laws to prevent the return of unlawful private paramilitaries to New Mexico
  • 7/7/20 – Filed an opening brief in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in our lawsuit representing firefighters seeking relief from the New York Fire Department’s “clean shave” policy
  • 7/6/20 – Filed a supplemental brief in our lawsuit challenging Hamblen County, Tennessee’s wealth-based approach to pretrial detention in support of a motion for a preliminary injunction
  • 6/26/20 – Filed a reply brief in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in our lawsuit representing plaintiffs in Maryland challenging a ban on broadcasting criminal court proceedings
  • 6/25/20 – Sent a letter to local officials in response to private paramilitary activity in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, advising of applicable state law provisions against such activity
  • 6/25/20 – Filed a brief in the district court on behalf of law enforcement officials in support of New Jersey’s challenge to the Justice Department’s anti-sanctuary cities policies
  • 6/24/20 – Filed an opposition to defendants’ motion to dismiss in our lawsuit challenging a new Department of Homeland Security public charge rule
  • 6/19/20 – Sent a letter to local officials in response to private paramilitary activity in Bonner County, Idaho, advising of applicable state law provisions against such activity
  • 6/18/20 – Sent a letter to local officials in response to private paramilitary activity in Campbell County, Virginia, advising of applicable state law provisions against such activity
  • 6/17/20 – Sent letters to local officials in response to private paramilitary activity in Bedford County and Appomattox County, Virginia, advising of applicable state law provisions against such activity
  • 6/15/20 – Filed an opposition in the Supreme Court to a petition for a writ of certiorari to reverse an order granting the House Committee on the Judiciary access to grand jury materials redacted from the Mueller report to aid its impeachment inquiry
  • 6/12/20 – Filed a a brief in the Supreme Court challenging Mississippi’s juvenile life without parole sentencing practices
  • 6/11/20 – Sent a letter to local officials in response to private paramilitary activity in Altavista, Virginia, advising of applicable state law provisions against such activity