Civil Rights

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Miner, Barnhill & Galland is one of the best-known and most experienced firms in the country in large-scale voting rights cases.  The firm’s attorneys also have represented plaintiffs in a wide variety of other civil rights litigation, including police misconduct and First Amendment cases. Fighting to protect the Constitutional rights of all of us is one of MBG’s core values.

  • Voting Rights

    Judson Miner and Jeffrey Cummings have won major lawsuits challenging the redistricting of Chicago’s aldermanic districts and Illinois congressional districts. Mr. Miner and Mr. Cummings also provide redistricting advice to local governments to help them comply with the Voting Rights Act. In addition, the firm’s attorneys have partnered with voting rights advocates to file lawsuits ensuring that eligible voters can register, and to block restrictive voter ID laws.

  • First Amendment and Other Constitutional Rights

    MBG has filed lawsuits to protect the Constitutional rights of citizens to be free from police misconduct, to protect the First Amendment rights of citizens to attend and speak at a city council’s public meeting, and to protect the rights of detainees to be free from unreasonable or excessive detention following arrest.

  • Privacy Law

    Federal and state laws protect an individual’s right to privacy. Lawyers at MBG have used the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act to redress government officials’ unauthorized use of their clients’ personal information. One case resulted in the Wisconsin Department of Justice implementing new instructional standards regarding law enforcement agencies’ treatment of drivers’ confidential information.


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