March 23, 2012
Polsinelli's Sean Gallagher argued a case before the Supreme Court of the United States on March 21, 2012. The case is Reichle et al v. Howards, a case brought to review because of a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. The decision allowed claims brought First Amendment retaliatory arrest claims to proceed against two Secret Service agents. This lawsuit arises out of the decision by the agents to arrest Steven Howards after he lied to them about touching Vice President Richard Cheney in Beaver Creek, Colorado in 2006. The agents, Virgil “Gus” Reichle and Daniel Doyle, have asked the Supreme Court to reverse the decision by the Tenth Circuit that allowed the lawsuit seeking personal money damages to proceed despite the fact that the agents had probable cause to arrest Howards for making a false statement to a federal officer. The firm represents the Secret Service agents. 

Denver radio station host Mike Rosen from KOA 850 interviewed Gallagher for a full hour. To hear the podcast, click here.