University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Wallace v. Kern "
Date Oct 9, 2007
Author Center for Constitutional Rights
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Abstract Wallace v. Kern is a class action lawsuit filed by CCR and the National Lawyers Guild on behalf of seven indigent inmates awaiting trial in the Brooklyn House of Detention. These men had filed a handwritten class action complaint and instituted a peaceful boycott of the Brooklyn Supreme Court to dramatize their grievances. Shortly thereafter, CCR lawyers became counsel in the suit which led to the development of the Brooklyn House of Detention Project, located at CCR. It challenged the unlawful pre-trial conditions under which the inmates were being held.
Source Center for Constitutional Rights

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case Wallace v. Kern (PD-NY-0003)

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