Feb 15, 2019
In 2018, Matthew Piers, Chirag Badlani and Kate Schwartz of HSPRD, together with co-counsel in Washington, D.C. and […]
Apr 26, 2017
On April 25, 2017 Judge William Orrick of the United States District Court for the District of Northern California issued a nationwide preliminary injunction halting enforcement of Executive Order 13768 from blocking federal funding to so-called “sanctuary jurisdictions.”
Apr 26, 2017
On April 25, 2017, a column in the Chicago Tribune on the Trump Administration’s attempts to cut funding to so-called “sanctuary cities” quoted HSPRD Attorney Chirag Badlani on the federal government’s ability to force city and state officers to enforce federal immigration laws.
Mar 24, 2017
On March 22, 2017, HSPRD filed an amici curiae (friends of the court) brief on behalf of a group of police chiefs and sheriffs from jurisdictions across the country.
Jan 27, 2017
HSPRD has advised the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Major Cities Chiefs Association on the legality of efforts by the Trump Administration to deny broad categories of federal funding to cities that limit local enforcement of federal immigration laws.
Jan 27, 2017
On January 25, 2017, Chirag Badlani spoke on a panel at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, discussing the use of cash bail in Cook County and Illinois.
Nov 28, 2016
Chirag Badlani spoke on a panel at an American Constitution Society (ACS) Chicago Chapter event, discussing the future of educational equity litigation and access to education.
Nov 22, 2016
Our firm has and will continue to tirelessly work to protect the rights of these and other vulnerable individuals, including, if necessary, by challenging government action that is discriminatory, unconstitutional, or unlawful.
Nov 16, 2016
HSPRD is proud to be recognized by Chicago Lawyer Magazine, in their annual settlements survey, for the largest reported settlement of an Illinois business case during 2016.
Oct 25, 2016
A newly filed lawsuit against Cook County judges alleges that thousands of impoverished arrestees are being illegally detained in Cook County jail due solely to their inability to pay their monetary bonds, and that the illegal practices complained of disparately impact African Americans.
Apr 26, 2016
HSPRD lawyers Juliet Berger-White, Chirag Badlani, and Charlie Wysong, in collaboration with the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital and others, recently drafted a model school policy for inclusion of transgender and gender expansive students.
Oct 27, 2015
On October 15, 2015, HSPRD attorney spoke on the panel at an Indian American Bar Association of Chicago event titled “Implications of Obergefell v. Hodges on Religious Freedom and More.”
Feb 13, 2014
HSPRD lawyer Chirag Badlani was selected as a 2014 fellow by the Chicago Chapter of New Leaders Council (NLC), an organization that works to recruit, train, and promote progressive entrepreneurs and civically-engaged leaders. HSPRD lawyer Chirag Badlani was selected as a 2014 fellow by the Chicago Chapter of New Leaders Council (NLC), an organization that works to recruit, train, and promote progressive entrepreneurs and civically-engaged leaders.