June 15, 2022 -- Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit reversed an order dismissing a case brought by firm clients. The clients, public school students in Wisconsin, had worn clothing to school that included images of firearms. After school officials told the students they could not wear such clothing, John Monroe Law, P.C. sued the school officials. The federal district court dismissed the cases, ruling that although the clothing was protected by the First Amendment, the schools could regulate the speech out of "legitimate pedagogical concerns." The 7th Circuit reversed, ruling that the district court applied the wrong test and should instead determine if the officials could "reasonably forecast a substantial disruption" in the school on account of the clothing.
May 20, 2022 -- Today, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin unanimously agreed with the arguments made by John Monroe for a client whose concealed carry license was revoked by the Wisconsin Department of Justice. The client had been convicted decades earlier of disorderly conduct during a domestic dispute. The Department of Justice revoked the license on the grounds that the conviction was for a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence." The Supreme Court disgreed, ruling that disorderly conduct in Wisconsin can never constitute a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. The Department of Justice will be ordered to reinstate the license.