Steve Klein defends his clients’ civil rights against local, state and federal regulators. Steve’s advocacy has led to the successful amendment of state statutes to respect individual rights and prevented the enactment of overburdensome laws.
Noteworthy experience includes the following:
- Counsel to Project Veritas and Project Veritas Action Fund, nonprofits engaged in cutting-edge investigative journalism. Steve’s representation concerns undercover journalism and combatting aggressive efforts to silence newsgathering.
- Drafted and lobbied on behalf of bills to reform the practice of civil asset forfeiture in Wyoming (House Bill 76, 2014; Senate File 14, 2015). In 2016, the reform measure passed the legislature 90-0 and was signed into law (Senate File 46, 2016).
- Co-author of amici curiae briefs for the Texas Third Court of Appeals and Court of Criminal Appeals in former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s appeals for money laundering convictions, arguing against vague and overbroad state laws criminalizing political speech. The Third Court adopted the brief’s arguments and overturned DeLay’s convictions, an opinion affirmed by the Court of Criminal Appeals in 2014.