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Vallejo Agrees to Pay Carl Edwards $750,000 for Brutal Beating by Police Officers

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Civil rights law firm Haddad & Sherwin LLP announced today that their client, Carl Edwards, has reached a $750,000 settlement with the City of Vallejo and its police officers Spencer Muniz-Bottomley, Mark Thompson, Bret Wagoner, and Lieutenant Steve Darden. The civil rights lawsuit stemmed from a video-recorded incident on July 30, 2017,...

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NEW REPORT: Freedom in the World 2020 finds established democracies are in decline

Washington  –  March 4, 2020 —  Democracy is under assault around the globe, and the effects are evident not just in authoritarian states like China, Russia, and Iran, but also in countries with a long track record of upholding basic rights and freedoms. While protest movements in every region have illustrated widespread popular demand for better governance, they have yet...

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Free Speech

“Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom.” —U.S. Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo in Palko v. Connecticut Freedom of speech, the press, association, assembly, and petition: This set of guarantees, protected by the First Amendment, comprises what we refer to as freedom of expression. It is the foundation of a vibrant...

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Religious Liberty

Recognizing the importance of religious freedom, our founders enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution a guarantee that the government neither prefers religion over non-religion nor favors particular faiths over others. Religious freedom thrives when the government stays out of religion; matters of religious belief should be left to individuals and faith communities, not to governments or political...

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