Case Inquiries


The Goldwater Institute's Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation provides free legal representation to those whose constitutional rights are violated by government. Because our resources are limited, we must carefully choose among meritorious cases that will create broadly applicable precedents.

We do not take the following types of cases:

  • criminal cases
  • cases against private parties
  • cases involving governmental conspiracies

​If you believe you may have a case, please provide relevant information about the case in the box available on this page.  You can also write to "Case Inquiries at the Goldwater Institute" by mail at 500 E. Coronado Road, Phoenix, AZ 85004, or email 

We will not take case inquiries over the phone or in person.

PLEASE NOTE:  We welcome inquiries, but due to the large number of inquiries submitted, we are not always able to respond to each one.  If your inquiry falls within our area of expertise, we will make every effort to respond as time and resources permit. Please understand that we cannot provide legal advice unless we agree to take your case.

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