Super Lawyers Civil Rights Articles

What is Considered Excessive Force by an Officer?

How Virginia defines police misconduct, and how to seek justice

Masterpiece Theater

Parsing the recent Supreme Court decision on gay rights and religious freedom 

What to Do When You’re Arrested for a Crime You Didn’t Commit

The steps to take and places to turn when you’re innocent in Oregon

What Constitutes Police Misconduct?

When can you file suit against law enforcement in North Carolina

Busking is Legal in Downtown Denver

Know your rights as a street musician

California’s Legal Protections for Sexual Orientation

It’s a protected status, making discrimination illegal for any business

What to Do If You Suspect Housing Discrimination

Minnesota tenants facing housing discrimination must act fast to protect their rights

How to Exercise Your Right to Vote in Iowa

Even with accommodating voting laws, Iowans should understand their rights

An Election Law Primer for Coloradoans

Voters can protect their civil right by understanding the law

What You Need to Vote in Florida Elections

Early registration, identification and provisional ballots in Florida

What are the Rules for Student Protests and Walkouts?

How New York youths can exercise their civil rights

The Ways You Can Break the Law by Protesting

The First Amendment isn’t all-encompassing when assembling in Georgia

What Does ‘Plead the Fifth’ Mean?

A constitutional primer if you’re in the position to submit to questioning

Getting an Unflattering Internet Post Taken Down

Working with sites and posters to remove defamatory information online

Why Police Misconduct Cases Often Don’t Make it to Trial

The process to seek justice in Minnesota courts

The Process to Report Police Misconduct

The paths to take, or perhaps reconsider, in Minnesota

Infringing on the Public's Right to Know

Washington juggles open meeting laws and privacy concerns

Freedom of the Press for Students in Washington

New Voices laws give protections against media censorship

Can My Special Needs Student be Suspended or Expelled?

“We shouldn’t punish kids for their disability”

How to Seek Academic Advancement for a Special Ed Student

Brighter IDEA: The Supreme Court has clarified standard of free, appropriate public education

Can Students Walk Out Without Punishment?

What is and isn’t protected speech in Texas public schools

Felons in Florida Can’t Vote

But that may be changing

Challenging the Baltimore Curfew

The city has the strictest curfew laws in the country. Here’s what you should know

What If I’m Not Read My Miranda Rights?

When they are and aren’t applicable in Florida

What Speech Isn't Protected?

Fighting words, inciting violence and hate speech in New England

Does Law Enforcement Need a Warrant to Search Your Cellphone?

Warrant requirements and civil rights violations with mobile devices

There's Something Happening Here

How to avoid running afoul of the law while protesting in NYC

Navigating D.C. Gun Laws

The district issues its first gun permits, but the process is under fire

Carrying With Common Sense

Where licensed gun owners can and cannot bring their gun in Texas

Can I Be Arrested for Swearing at a Police Officer?

Our free speech rights intersect with other laws

‘Am I Free to Leave, Officer?’

Helpful legal tips should you face police misconduct in Colorado

How to Ensure Your Vote Will Count in Wisconsin

What you need to know about your voting rights

What to Know about Open Carry Laws in Texas

The new law has created questions among handgun owners who possess a concealed handgun …

Does the Patriot Act Protect or Harass?

There's a thin line between spying and monitoring

When Can You Shoot in Self-Defense?

Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law changed the circumstances

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