Firm Secures Victory for Pro Bono Client in First Amendment Case

June 15, 2022

On June 13, 2022, the Firm won a pro bono First Amendment case that has been extensively covered by The New York Times. The case is a challenge to the secrecy provisions of NY Judiciary Law which purport to keep secret everything involved with the attorney grievance process. Our clients, a group of law professors, filed a series of grievance complaints against prosecutors whose conduct was found by courts to be illegal, and published those grievance complaints online. On June 13, Judge Victor Marrero of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the Judiciary Law was unconstitutional insofar as it can be read to “block Plaintiffs’ publication of their own grievance complaints” and related correspondence about the grievance proceedings.

To read The New York Times’ previous coverage, please click here and here. To read the Decision and Order, please click here