First Amendment

  • DC Police Face Class Action Lawsuit Over Trump Inauguration Mass Arrest

    January 24, 2018
    Washington, DC – Last Friday, January 19, a new class action lawsuit was filed against the Washington Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) over the mass arrest of over 200 people at a protest during Trump’s presidential inauguration on January 20, 2017. The first three plaintiffs in…...
  • Criminalizing Dissent: J20 Trial Drags On As Jury Deliberations Delayed

    December 20, 2017
    Washington, DC – A month after trial first began on November 20, the jury is still out in the case of the first six defendants among those mass arrested by DC Metro Police (MPD) at the anti-capitalist anti-fascist march during Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on…...
  • 214 Indicted on Felony Riot Charges for Protesting Trump Inauguration

    March 15, 2017
    Washington, D.C. – Dozens of protesters appeared in District of Columbia Superior Court on Tuesday, March 14, to face charges stemming from a mass arrest conducted by police during demonstrations on the streets of D.C. against the inauguration of Donald Trump as president on January…...