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Practice Area ; Civil Rights & Liberties

Downs v. Claflin University

We represent Kamaria Downs, a graduate of South Carolina’s Claflin University, who was forced by university officials to vacate her dormitory and move off campus during her senior year because she was pregnant. The university had a policy that prohibited that prohibited pregnant students from…

  • 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.