ICAP serves as lead counsel 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, as well as co-counsel representing the Board of Education of Howard County, Maryland, in its defense against a lawsuit seeking to invalidate a statutorily defined position on the board for a voting student member.  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.

In addition, we are litigating Fourth Amendment violations in schools in Texas and Virginia; as well as a Fourteenth Amendment violation in Maryland.

Our Work

  • 2/11/21 – Filed a brief in the First Circuit advocating a more tailored standard of review in its application of vagueness doctrine
  • 1/19/21 – Filed an amicus brief in the Tenth Circuit in support of victim of workplace retaliation and challenging that an employer’s assertion of a religious motive precludes liability
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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