University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse

The Clearinghouse indexes case studies of civil rights litigation, and biographies of civil rights lawyers, and links them to the relevant cases. Here are additions to this part of the collection over the past 90 days:

July 21, 2021
"Gendered Harassment in the U.S. Forest Service"
Women Leading Change, Vol. 3 No. 1 (Oct. 10, 2018), at 73
Date: Oct. 10, 2018
By: Emma Weisner (Tulane University Faculty)
This case study examines the history and current state of gendered harassment in the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). Starting with the Bernardi Consent Decree in 1979 and the Donnelly Consent Decree two decades later, the USFS aimed to make its work environment more hospitable to women and other ...
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July 16, 2021
"Trinh v. Homan: the Indefinite Detention of Vietnamese Refugees in the 21st Century"
Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice
Date: 2021
By: Trinh Truong (University of Southern California Gould School of Law Law Student)
30 S. Cal. Rev. of L. & Soc. Just. 415
After the Vietnam War, many young Vietnamese who arrived in the United States without their parents were easy prey for gang recruiters. Bullied for being outsiders, many young Vietnamese refugees sought protection from street gangs, only to learn later in life that the crimes committed in their ...
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June 2, 2021
"Victory for NLG NYC Members in Civil Rights Case Challenging NYPD Use of LRAD Sound Cannons Against Protesters"
Date: Jun. 1, 2017
(National Lawyers Guild)
The National Lawyers Guild summarizes and explains the District Court's May 31, 2017 denial of the City of New York's motion to dismiss, including commentary by the plaintiffs and links to related case documents.*
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May 25, 2021
"The School I Deserve: Six Young Refugees and Their Fight for Equality in America"
Date: Apr. 20, 2021
By: Jo Napolitano
(Beacon Press 2021)
Journalist Jo Napolitano delves into the landmark case in which the School District of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was sued for refusing to admit older, non-English speaking refugees and sending them to a high-discipline alternative school. In a legal battle that mirrors that of the Little Rock Nine ...
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