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Thursday
Sep292011

The right to videotape police

On June 8, 2011, attorney David Milton argued in the federal appeals court in Boston that the First Amendment protects the right to videotape police officers making an arrest on Boston Common. The case is brought on behalf of Simon Glik, who was arrested and charged with illegal wiretapping for openly using his cell phone to record what he believed to be police brutality by the Boston police. After the criminal charges were dismissed, the firm brought a lawsuit with the ACLU of Massachusetts arguing that the arrest violated Mr. Glik’s clearly established constitutional rights. Read more here, here, and here.

The Center for Constitutional Rights submitted an amicus brief, which you can read here.

Thursday
Sep292011

Selected News and Events from 1980's to July 2011

National and local news media frequently report on cases handled by Howard Friedman. They also call on the firm for commentary on and analysis of civil rights, civil liberties, and constitutional issues. Here are some articles and events from over the past several decades.

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