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Doe v. Santa Rosa School Board

In 2008, the ACLU sued the School Board for Santa Rosa County, Florida, to stop school officials from using their governmental positions to promote their personal religious beliefs in public schools.  School officials, including Principal Frank Lay, routinely and pervasively promoted, endorsed, a

March 26, 2018

Attwood v. Clemons

Our office has sued State Representative Charles Clemons on behalf of one of his constituents, Peter Attwood, in a free speech case challenging Rep.

March 26, 2018 Free Speech

Knight v. Florida

An accused may be detained pretrial by two methods.  When no conditions of pretrial release would reasonably assure public safety or the accused’s required appearance, the government may seek pretrial detention pursuant to Florida’s pretrial detention statute and rule.  Under this first method, t

October 24, 2017 Criminal Justice

Rodriguez v. Hague

Lazaro Rodriguez, a 58-year-old Latino man living in North Miami with his wife and son, was arrested by Miami-Dade police the day before his 55th birthday and charged with two misdemeanor counts of resisting an officer without violence and a felony of threatening a public servant.

September 27, 2017 Criminal Justice