May 17, 2023 -- The Court of Appeals of Wisconsin has vacated a local court judgment ratifying a ban on foster parents' carrying firearms in the presence of foster children. Foster parents in Wisconsin represented by the firm had challenged the ban, as well as a requirement to store all firearms at home unloaded and locked, separately from the ammunition. The Circuit Court of Washington County granted summary judgment to the State and Washington County, but the Court of Appeals vacated the circuit court's opinion and instructed the circuit court to consider the Supreme Court of the United States' opinion in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen. The case is remanded to the circuit court for further proceedings.
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.