The End of Police Accountability

Not to be alarmist, but 21 Republican members of Congress have introduced identical bills in the House and Senate that would end important civil rights protections and dramatically change the landscape of this area of the law. With Republicans controlling all branches of the federal government, this destructive bill has a very strong chance of… Read More

Sessions’ Mass Incarceration Revival

Our country is returning to past failed policies that ruined families and whole communities while financially enriching a small group of investors in misery—the prison industry. It does not have to be this way. Remember when Attorney General Eric Holder, during the Obama administration, acknowledged our country’s mass incarceration policy as the actual destructive problem that… Read More

Moms, Bail, and Jail

As Mother’s Day approaches, let’s remember all of the moms behind bars and all of the children who can’t be with their mothers due to our country’s mass incarceration problem and dysfunctional bail system. Women are the fastest growing population in prison, far outstripping men in the rate of increasing imprisonment. There are currently more… Read More

Border Patrol Whistleblowers?

The United States government has increasingly militarized our borders and normalized treating immigrants in ways that are disturbing, abusive, and violent. And history suggests that with the Trump administration’s plan to quickly hire thousands more border patrol agents, these problems will only worsen. Loevy & Loevy has a cadre of passionate lawyers who aggressively challenge these… Read More

Forensic Science Without the Science

The Trump administration’s war on science continues, and its latest move will cause more wrongful convictions. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just announced that he will dissolve the National Commission on Forensic Science, the non-partisan organization tasked improving the reliability and accuracy of scientific evidence used in criminal cases. Sessions seeks to keep forensic testing under… Read More

Stripping Ayala of Power

With our government thwarting the will of the voters at every turn, we should all be alarmed by Florida Governor Rick Scott’s unprecedented use of executive power to strip a duly elected State’s Attorney of her authority. Aramis Ayala is Florida’s first black elected prosecutor and one of only a handful of female and/or black… Read More

Wrongful Conviction Roundup – Q1 2017

Each quarter, we think it’s important to remind people that the criminal justice system is fallible, and that thousands of innocent people are swept into it based on human error or misconduct. This quarter’s wrongful conviction roundup focuses on people who were victimized by law enforcement officers’ intentional bad acts. What makes police fficers distort… Read More

Shackled While Giving Birth

Loevy & Loevy has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Melissa Hall and at least 40 other women who were forced by Milwaukee County Jail to give birth while shackled in chains. Ms. Hall was forced to receive pre-natal care, labor, give birth, and undergo post-partum treatment all while shackled. Armed deputies were present for… Read More

No Budget for Justice

A fair justice system is out of reach for most poor and working people. If Trump’s proposed budget cuts become a reality, the administration’s new budget will ravage most of the limited access points for all but the most affluent Americans. And regardless of what the final budget looks like, the president’s “budget blueprint” embodies… Read More

Class Actions No More?

Sometimes individuals are wronged and it’s because of a system-wide problem. In those cases, there is strength in numbers, and class action lawsuits – lawsuits on behalf of groups of people who were similarly injured – are often the most effective tool for change. For example, Loevy & Loevy has won class action lawsuits against… Read More