Marie Miller is an attorney with the Institute for Justice. Her practice focuses on immunity and accountability, economic liberty, property rights, and educational choice.
Marie received her law degree from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law. She holds masters degrees in music and public affairs and a bachelor’s degree in music. After law school, Marie clerked for Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush of the Indiana Supreme Court and Judge Michael S. Kanne of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Marie is licensed to practice law in Indiana, though she works out of IJ’s Arizona office. She is not licensed to practice Arizona law. Her practice is limited to federal legal matters and the law of Indiana.
Mario Rosales and his girlfriend were pulled over for failing to signal, but a police camera clearly showed him signaling. Now Mario is suing over the Alexandria Police Department's "fishing trip" traffic stops.
Brandy Davis is a licensed eyelash extension specialist who is being blocked from doing her job by the Oklahoma Board of Cosmetology and Licensing. She's suing in state court to challenge the board's licensing requirements.
Lawsuit Appeal Asks Court If Deputy Should Get Immunity Even Though His Actions Landed Him in Prison
Mario Rosales was held at gunpoint by an off-duty sheriff's deputy even though he had done nothing wrong. Still, a court granted the officer qualified immunity and dismissed Mario's civil rights lawsuit.
A court said the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unwarranted arrests is “hazy.” Now, with IJ’s help, a family is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to clear the haze and rein in police’s ability to arrest someone for no reason.
A police officer in Arkansas held two innocent children at gun point when he was supposed to be searching for an adult suspect. IJ is asking the Supreme Court to hear the family’s case and…
Oklahoma requires eyebrow threaders to spend 600 hours learning skills that have nothing to do with eyebrow threading. This useless regulation prevents people from earning an honest living, which is why two eyebrow threaders have…
Small Wisconsin Town Weaponizes Code Enforcement to Enrich a Private Law Firm and Target Its Critics
The town of Eagle, WI works with a private law firm to punish residents who speak out against town officials by hitting them with excessive fines and fees through the code enforcement process. Victims of…
Texas woman fights back after local officials in Castle Hills have her arrested and jailed for criticizing city government
After she won her election to city council, Sylvia Gonzalez immediately began getting harassed by city officials whom she had criticized in the past. It got so bad she was even arrested and thrown in…
North Carolina Parents Join Forces To Defend The State’s Opportunity Scholarship Program (“OSP”) From Yet Another Legal Attack
North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program is the most popular school choice program in the state and offers a quality education for more than 12,000 students. Now, a coalition of parents has joined forces with IJ…
Marie's Research & Reports
Immunity and Accountability
Constitutional rights only exist if they can be enforced. But a confusing patchwork of immunity doctrines and special rules often means they cannot be. Chief among the doctrines that prevent constitutional accountability is qualified immunity,…
Marie's Amicus Briefs
State of Indiana v.Daniel Cespedes-Gomez
Lake County, Indiana, Superior Court
Thompson v. Clark
U.S. Supreme Court
Mitchell v. Morton County Sheriff
8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
Stewart v. City of Euclid
U.S. Supreme Court