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Published on: July 27, 2020

Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP Files Amicus Brief Fighting to Remedy Unconstitutional Conditions at the Cook County Jail

On Friday evening, Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP filed an amicus brief in the Seventh Circuit on behalf of leading prison and jail law scholars. The brief defends a preliminary injunction requiring...
Published on: June 29, 2020

Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP Files Amicus Brief Supporting Critical Public Health Measures for People Detained by ICE

Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and Public Counsel have been on the front lines of fighting to make ICE respect constitutional rights during the pandemic. In March, Kaplan Hecker & Fink and Public...
Published on: June 15, 2020

Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP Files Amicus Briefs in Michigan Federal Court Supporting Michigan Public Health Measures on Behalf of Leading Epidemiologists and Public Health Scholars

On Friday evening, lawyers from Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP filed amicus briefs in the Western District of Michigan in two cases challenging the legality of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency...
Published on: April 29, 2020

Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP Files Amicus Brief Urging Correction of Constitutional Violations by ICE

This afternoon, Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP partnered with @Public Counsel to file a Ninth Circuit amicus brief identifying outrageous constitutional violations by ICE at the Adelanto Detention...
Published on: April 8, 2020

Kaplan Hecker & Fink Files Amicus Brief in Pennsylvania v. Trump

On behalf of a group of prominent church-state scholars, we filed an amicus brief at the Supreme Court in Pennsylvania v. Trump. In the brief, we explain that the Trump administration’s rule granting...
Published on: September 20, 2019

Kaplan Hecker and Fink Files Amicus Brief Explaining Standing for House to Seek Trump Tax Returns

On behalf of leading constitutional scholars, Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP – along with Harvard Law Professor Laurence H Tribe – filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of...
Published on: September 3, 2019

Kaplan Hecker and Fink Files Amicus Brief in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia

On behalf of Ted Olson, Walter Dellinger, Karen Dunn, Neal Katyal, and Seth Waxman, Kaplan Hecker and Fink has filed an amicus brief at the United States Supreme Court explaining that Title VII is...
Published on: September 3, 2019

Kaplan Hecker & Fink Files Amicus Brief in Garner v. Colorado

State and federal courts have split in answering a profoundly important question: whether the Due Process Clause imposes any limitations on in-court eyewitness identifications made under suggestive...
Published on: August 16, 2019

Kaplan Hecker & Fink Files Amicus Brief in Hernández v. Mesa

Sergio Adrián Hernández Güereca, a 15-year old Mexican national, was shot and killed by a Customs and Border Patrol agent in the border area between El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The...
Published on: April 1, 2019

Kaplan Hecker & Fink Files Amicus Brief in Department of Commerce v. New York

Earlier this year, a federal court overturned a decision by the Secretary of Commerce to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The court determined that adding the question would reduce the...