We serve as co-counsel in helping plaintiffs challenge a new Department of Homeland Security rule that harms immigrants, a new State Department Diversity Visa Program rule, and the intentional and discriminatory exclusion of U.S. citizen children from the benefits of emergency cash assistance distributed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  We also serve as co-counsel to the cities of Gary and East Chicago, Indiana, to defend their “welcoming city” ordinances from a lawsuit characterized by its architects as the first salvo in a potentially nationwide effort to roll back so-called “sanctuary city” or “welcoming city” policies, and as co-counsel challenging Texas’s anti-sanctuary city statute, “SB4,” with a focus on the First Amendment concerns raised by the statute.

In addition, we serve as lead counsel representing a military veteran seeking to keep his lawfully adopted daughter in the United States, representing firefighters seeking relief from the New York Fire Department’s “clean shave” policy, and representing a plaintiff arguing before the Utah Supreme Court to overturn a decision that precludes tort victims from seeking compensation for injuries arising out of religiously motivated conduct.  ICAP also successfully represented an Alabama teenager challenging her local school district’s deliberate indifference to her assault by other classmates as a violation of Title IX.

Our Work

  • 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
  • 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
  • 4/27/20 – Filed a brief in the Seventh Circuit on behalf of law enforcement officials in support of the city of Evanston’s challenge to the Justice Department’s anti-sanctuary cities policies
  • 4/7/20 – Filed a brief on behalf of CHILD USA, a think tank dedicated to ending child abuse, urging the Texas Supreme Court to review a case and explaining that the First Amendment does not give religious leaders a license to suppress reporting of abuse or escape liability
  • 2/24/20 – Sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee urging passage of a bill to clarify the criminalization of female genital mutilation
  • 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
  • 6/7/19 – 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
  • 5/28/19 – 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
  • 4/30/19 – Filed, 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
  • 11/12/18 – Filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit on behalf of law enforcement leaders in support of California’s effort to limit state and local entanglement with federal immigration enforcement
  • 10/11/18 – Filed a brief in the Third Circuit on behalf of prosecutors and law enforcement leaders in support of Philadelphia’s challenge to the Justice Department’s Anti-Sanctuary Cities policies
  • 9/7/18 – Filed a brief in the Second Circuit challenging retaliatory ICE deportations as violating the First Amendment
  • 8/22/18 – Filed a brief at the Summary Judgment stage on behalf of law enforcement officials in support of California’s challenge to the Justice Department’s anti-sanctuary cities policies
  • 7/21/18 – Filed a brief on behalf of law enforcement officials arguing against the termination of DACA
  • 7/5/18 – Filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit on behalf of prosecutors in Los Angeles’s challenge to new Anti-Sanctuary Cities stance
  • 5/18/18 – Filed a brief in the district court on behalf of law enforcement leaders in support of California’s effort to limit state and local entanglement with federal immigration enforcement
  • 4/18/18 – Published an op-ed urging an end to the retaliatory enforcement of immigration law
  • 3/23/18 – Filed a brief in the district court challenging retaliatory ICE deportations as violating the First Amendment
  • 3/20/18 – Filed a Ninth Circuit brief on behalf of 63 law enforcement officials in support of a challenge to DACA’s termination
  • 2/12/18 – Filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit on behalf of law enforcement leaders in support of San Francisco and Santa Clara’s challenge to new anti-sanctuary cities stance
  • 1/29/18 – Filed a brief in the district court on behalf of prosecutors in Los Angeles’s challenge to new Anti-Sanctuary Cities stance
  • 1/4/18 – Filed a brief in the Seventh Circuit on behalf of prosecutors in support of Chicago’s challenge to the Justice Department’s Anti-Sanctuary Cities policies
  • 12/22/17 – Filed a brief on behalf of law enforcement officials in support of a challenge to DACA’s termination brought by 15 states and D.C.
  • 12/21/17 – Published an op-ed explaining why, from the perspective of on-the-ground public safety officials, federal efforts to undermine community trust in policing make us all less safe
  • 12/15/17 – Filed a brief on behalf of law enforcement officials in support of a challenge to DACA’s termination brought by Microsoft, Princeton, and a DREAMer enrolled at Princeton
  • 11/29/17 – Filed a brief at the Preliminary Injunction stage on behalf of law enforcement officials in support of California’s challenge to the Justice Department’s anti-sanctuary cities policies
  • 10/13/17 – Serving as co-counsel in challenging Texas’s anti-sanctuary city statute, “SB4,” with a focus on the First Amendment concerns raised by the statute
  • 8/31/17 – Filed a brief in the district court on behalf of prosecutors in support of Chicago’s challenge to the Justice Department’s Anti-Sanctuary Cities policies