We are proud and humbled to be nominated for CTLA’s Case of the Year for our work and results in the Jamal Hunter case.
Judge Jane Triche Milazzo, a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, has sentenced a former Sheriff’s Deputy to 92 years in prison for offenses committed while still a deputy. Former Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Hebert was indicted in March on 60 counts related to the 2007 disappearance of Albert Bloch. Former… [Read More]
The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that in a criminal trial the accused shall have the right to “an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed.…” Voir dire, which means “to speak the truth,” is a procedure that is designed to achieve an impartial jury. It… [Read More]
The ground being gained in the fight for marriage equality since the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, 133 S. Ct. 2675 (2013), has led many to believe that all is well in the advancement of LGBT rights. Many courts across the country have followed Windsor, which held the federal Defense of Marriage… [Read More]
We aspire to live and work by the ideals that Dr. King embodied every day.
Much of the civil rights work we are able to do everyday is because of the courage of individuals like you. You inspired us at a young age to pursue and achieve our careers as civil rights attorneys. We will be sure to teach our children about your legacy and immeasurable contributions to our world.
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By Qusair Mohamedbhai posted in Civil Rights on Saturday, April 6, 2013 On February 9, 2013, we predicted that the Denver Police Department (“DPD”) would proclaim that it was business as usual when two officers brutally beat Alexander Landau. Our prediction was correct! The failure of the Department of Justice to charge Officers Ricky Nixon and… [Read More]
By Qusair Mohamedbhai on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in the civil rights case of John F. Smith v. Robert McCord et al, 12–2041, decided January 29, 2013, lambasted the plaintiff’s attorney for his failure to appropriately represent his client. Mr. Smith sued officers of the City of Las Cruces Police… [Read More]
By Qusair Mohamedbhai posted in Civil Rights on Monday, February 18, 2013 February 18, 2013 Neil Westergaard — Editor Denver Business Journal <contact information removed> RE: “Ideological Jihad,” Letter to the Denver Business Journal Editor Dear Mr. Westergaard: I am writing in response to the article authored by reporter Ed Sealover titled “Colorado House panel gives initial… [Read More]