Now more than ever, government is playing an ever-increasing role of in our daily lives. Our constitution was not designed to facilitate the kind of power that is now exercised by many federal and state government entities. If you have been harmed or prejudiced by unlawful or unconstitutional government action, our office is here to ensure redress of your inherent constitutional rights.
Our office is ready to take on a variety of unlawful government conduct, regulation, and laws. Whether protecting your rights to property, privacy, speech, or religion, or seeking redress from harm caused by government misconduct, our office is here to give voice to your rights.
Where an individual has been harmed by unconstitutional government action, a private suit may be filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, which permits an individuals to seek monetary and other damages for violations of their constitutional rights. Section 1983 provides that “Every person who under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State … subjects … any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured ….” Accordingly, Section 1983 may be used to seek redress not only for violations of the United States Constitution, but also violations of federal statutes. In addition, there may also be independent claims for violations of Utah’s State Constitution as well.