Both state law and the U.S. Constitution guarantee the right to observe and speak and public meetings.  We have litigated a number of cases in this area, and among other results, we have:

  • Forced the Chicago City Council to allow public comment at all City Council meetings after decades of violations
  • Defended local resident in suit filed against him by school board seeking to bar him from attending future school board meetings, resulting in injunctive relief and damages for our client, and sanctions against the school board who filed suit
Loevy Blog

Topic: First Amendment and Transparency

Federal judge permits lawsuit of man killed by Kyle Rittenhouse to proceed against City, City officials & Rittenhouse

In an order issued this morning, Judge Lynn Adelman rejected arguments from Defendants—including Kyle Rittenhouse and the City and County of Kenosha. Anthony Huber was one of two men killed by Rittenhouse during demonstrations that occurred in Kenosha, WI in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Milwaukee – Today a federal judge… Read More

More Protesters File Suit Against Denver Over Police Violence At 2020 Protests

Without Warning, Denver Police Repeatedly Assaulted Peaceful Protestors with Weapons DENVER – The City and County of Denver this morning face another federal lawsuit seeking damages on behalf of 12 protestors over alleged unconstitutional assaults that Denver Police made on peaceful protesters and following the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in 2020. The… Read More