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James M Henderson Sr.

James Henderson’s Legal Cases

11 total


  • Emily Echols et al. v. FEC.

    Practice Area:
    Election Campaigns & Political Law
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2003
    Outcome:
    Decision for Echols
    Description:
    Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 prohibited political campaign donations in federal elections by citizens under the age of 18. Lead counsel in three judge district court. Drafted all documents including trial brief. Successfully argued before three judge district court. Co-Counsel in US Supreme Court. Drafted Appellee's Brief, Motion on Divided Argument, and Summary Affirmance Motion. Assisted arguing counsel with preparation for argument.
  • Hill v. Colorado

    Practice Area:
    Constitutional
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2000
    Outcome:
    Decision for Colorado
    Description:
    Colorado enacted a statute restricting speech at health care facilities when conducting within 100 feet of any entrance to such facilities. Lead counsel in Jefferson County District Court, Colorado Court of Appeals and Colorado Supreme Court. Drafted all documents, including discovery devices, summary judgment briefing, and appellate briefs, and first round Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the US Supreme Court. Co-Counsel in US Supreme Court. Drafted Petition for Writ of Certiorari and Reply Supporting Petition, Drafted Petitioners' Brief and Reply Brief. Assisted arguing counsel with preparation for argument.
  • Lamb's Chapel v. Center Moriches Union Free School District

    Practice Area:
    Constitutional
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1993
    Outcome:
    Decision for Lamb's Chapel
    Description:
    School district exclusion of church from using school facility after hours because of its religious content overturned. Co-counsel in US Supreme Court. Edited Petitioner's Brief and Reply Brief. Assisted Arguing Counsel with preparation for argument.
  • Bray v. Alexandria Women's Health Center

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1993
    Outcome:
    Decision for Bray
    Description:
    The National Organization for Women and others sued anti-abortion protestors under the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 claiming that their nonviolent blockades of abortion facilities violated the civil rights of women traveling interstate and women seeking abortions. Trial Counsel in District Court, drafting all pleadings and briefs. Co-Counsel in US Court of Appeals and the US Supreme Court. Edited Petition for Writ of Certiorari and Reply Supporting Certiorari, both Petitioners' Briefs and Reply Briefs, and assisted arguing counsel with preparations for both arguments.
  • Evergreen Association v. City of New York

    Practice Area:
    Constitutional
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Outcome:
    Decision for Evergreen in trial court, pending on appeal
    Description:
    City of New York enacted ordinance compelling pregnancy resource centers to communicate messages selected for them by the City, which messages were directly in conflict with the ideological and religious views of the Centers. Lead Counsel in District Court and US Court of Appeals. Argued preliminary injunction motion successfully in trial court, argued in US Court of Appeals for affirmance. Organized and lead team litigating in trial and appeals court.
  • Mahoney v. Babbitt

    Practice Area:
    Constitutional
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1997
    Outcome:
    Decision for Mahoney
    Description:
    United States National Park Service threatened to enforce a viewpoint based ban on pickets along Inaugural Parade route during the 1997 Second Inaugural of President Bill Clinton, including threats to arrest Mahoney. Lead Counsel in District Court and US Court of Appeals. Drafted all documents in both courts and argued the case.
  • Ex Parte: Reverend Keith Tucci

    Practice Area:
    Constitutional
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1992
    Outcome:
    Decision for Tucci
    Description:
    Texas trial court created, by court order, a "No Free Speech" Zone on public sidewalks near abortion facility in Houston, Texas, during the Republican National Convention in 1992. Seven ministers violated the zone by entering it to pray. Texas Supreme Court ordered ministers released on habeas. Co-Counsel in 1st Court of Appeals and Texas Supreme Court. Drafted Petitions for Writ of Habeas Corpus resulting in order releasing Petitioners.
  • Jews for Jesus and Steve Silverstein v. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

    Practice Area:
    Constitutional
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1993
    Outcome:
    Decision for Jews for Jesus
    Description:
    MBTA enforced a complete ban on distribution of free literature on station platforms of the Boston Subway system. Lead Counsel in District Court and US Court of Appeals. Drafted all documents and briefs, including trial brief and Appellees' Brief in the US Court of Appeals. Argued at District Court and US Court of Appeals.
  • Henderson v. Lujan

    Practice Area:
    Constitutional
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1992
    Outcome:
    Decision for Henderson
    Description:
    The United States National Park Service enforced ban on free distribution of literature on public sidewalk adjacent to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. US Park Police officers threatened the arrest of Henderson when he distributed free literature on that sidewalk during a parade welcoming soldiers home following the first Gulf War. Lead Counsel in US Court of Appeals. Drafted Appellee's Brief and argued at US Court of Appeals.
  • Bynum v. US Capitol Police Board

    Practice Area:
    Constitutional
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2000
    Outcome:
    Decision for Bynum
    Description:
    While conducting a private prayer tour of the open areas of the United States Capitol, Bynum was approached by Capitol Police, ordered to stop praying audibly, and threatened with arrest if he failed to comply. Lead Counsel in US District Court. Drafted all documents and argued successful injunction motion.