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Bradford, et al. v. Marshall, Derzis

E.J. Bradford’s parents, Bradford family attorney Ben Crump, the ACLU of Alabama, and Alabama NAACP sued the attorney general of Alabama and Hoover Police Department for release of body camera footage, surveillance footage, and documents regarding the tragic shooting of E.J.

March 11, 2019 Policing Racial Justice

Fasking, et al. v. Merrill

We filed this lawsuit against Secretary of State John Merrill on behalf of three Alabama citizens who were blocked from Merrill’s Twitter account after they criticized him or made comments that he did not agree with.

September 19, 2018 First Amendment Rights

Hester v. Gentry

In Alabama’s criminal justice system, wealth can be synonymous with freedom, and lack of wealth can mean incarceration. That’s wealth-based justice, and it’s unconstitutional.

March 9, 2018 Criminal Justice

Edwards v. Cofield

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit challenging Randolph County, Alabama’s practice of using money bail to detain people arrested for misdemeanors and felonies. The practice perpetuates a two-tiered and unconstitutional wealth-based incarceration system.

May 18, 2017 Criminal Justice

Hunter, et al. v. Beshear

This class-action lawsuit is against Alabama Department of Mental Health Commissioner James V. Perdue on behalf of persons with severe mental illness who have been languishing in Alabama county jails awaiting court-ordered mental health services known as competency restoration treatment.

September 30, 2016 Criminal Justice

Durham v. Rural/Metro

Durham was an Alabama Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with Rural/Metro Corporation until the company refused to accommodate her need for a temporary modified duty assignment during pregnancy, despite maintaining a policy and practice of providing for such assignments to EMTs injured on the job.

February 27, 2019 Women’s Rights & Reproductive Freedom

Gamble v. United States

Whether the “dual-sovereignty” exception to the Double Jeopardy Clause—whereby a state and the federal government can each prosecute a person for the same crime, even where neither would be able to do so alone—violates the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution.

September 12, 2018 Criminal Justice

Allen v. English, et al.

We represented Yvonne Allen, a devout Christian woman who covers her hair with a headscarf as part of her religious practice and who was forced to remove her head covering to renew her driver's license.

August 30, 2016 First Amendment Rights