Plaintiffs bringing civil rights claims usually don’t have to pay the government’s attorneys’ fees if they lose. PLF tells the Eighth Circuit to overturn a district court that stuck plaintiffs who objected to an “anti-racist” training program with the bill for the litigation.
PLF tells the Supreme Court that California’s AB5 singles out political canvassers to prohibit them from working as independent contractors, an impermissible regulation of a profession based on its members’ speech.
Speech codes adopted by bar associations will silence lawyers who advocate for controversial clients or principles. The history of politically motivated ethics enforcement should give bar associations pause.
On behalf of PLF Client Prof. Elizabeth Weiss, PLF tells the Fourth Circuit that academics should be allowed to prove their claims when institutions retaliate against them for their speech or opinions.