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Practice Area ; Civil Rights & Liberties

President Trump Is Not Above the Law

The Fourth Circuit’s decision blocking President Trump’s travel ban gets directly to the point. “The question for this Court,” it starts, “is whether the Constitution …remains a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace.” The answer is yes.

Justice For My Dad

In 2009, my father, Rafael Solis, Sr., died at the hands and feet of jailers in Webb County, Texas who were entrusted with his care. For the past 8 years, my family has waited for justice, and for those on whose watch my father died to be held accountable.

Transgender Rights – From Trump Tower to America’s Schools

President Trump, who appointed Jeff Sessions to lead the Justice Department, once famously said that Caitlyn Jenner – the Olympic gold medalist who recently came out as transgender – is welcome to use the women’s restroom at Trump Tower. That same standard of acceptance should apply to all transgender people, whether they are an Olympic champion, like Jenner, or a transgender student, like Gavin Grimm. Every person in this country should be able to live their lives, without fear of discrimination.

  • Teaching Schools About Title IX

    Public Justice client Kamaria Downs ensured pregnant students’ rights were respected at her college In an NBC News story today, former Claflin University student Kamaria Downs tells her story of being kicked off campus for being pregnant while attending Claflin University, a South Carolina college…

Justice for Rafael: An Update

A court has now cleared the way for a trial to finally begin, more than 7 years after Rafael Solis died while being held in the Webb County, Texas jail. Every excuse, tactic and legal argument the jailors’ attorneys have used to delay the case have now been rejected. And Rafael’s family is closer than ever to getting their day in court.