Prospero v. Sullivan – Defending citizen’s right to petition for help

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The University of Georgia School of Law’s First Amendment Clinic is currently defending the denial of qualified immunity in a lawsuit against officers in the Camden County Sheriff’s Office. The case is brought on behalf of Mrs. Emma Jane Prospero, a retired resident of Woodbine, Georgia who was prosecuted in retaliation for exercising her free speech and petition rights by calling Camden County 911 to request help stopping gunshots near her home.

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Oldaker v. Giles – Women in ICE custody retaliated against for reporting medical abuse

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The University of Georgia School of Law’s First Amendment and Community HeLP Clinics are co-counsel in a putative class action, Oldaker v. Giles, 7:20-CV-00224-WLS-MHS (M.D. Ga.), brought on behalf of fifteen women, and others similarly situated, who allege medical abuse, neglect, and retaliation in violation of their First Amendment rights while detained in the custody of U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Ocilla, Georgia.

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