University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse

When we include a case in the Clearinghouse collection, if we know of another source of information about it, we link to that resource. Here are links added in the past 90 days:


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November 28, 2021
Kilpatrick v. City of Newark
Equal Justice Under Law
Date: Jun. 17, 2019
By: Equal Justice Under Law
Equal Justice Under Law filed a lawsuit to fight the discriminatory practice in Newark whereby individuals were banished from the city if they lived in homes worth less than an arbitrary threshold.*
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November 28, 2021
Chicago Impound
Institute for Justice
Date: Aug. 25, 2020
By: Institute for Justice
Jerome Davis and Veronica Walker-Davis did absolutely nothing wrong, yet lost their car to a system that made them feel like criminals. Their car was impounded by the city of Chicago, which tows and holds tens of thousands of vehicles each year. Vehicles can be impounded for littering, playing ...
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November 28, 2021
McDonald v. City of Pompano Beach
Florida Justice Institute
Date: Jul. 2, 2021
By: Florida Justice Institute
the Florida Justice Institute (FJI), in partnership with Fort Lauderdale lawyers Mara Shlackman and Frantz J. McLawrence, filed a lawsuit challenging the City of Pompano Beach’s anti-panhandling ordinance as an unconstitutional restriction of free speech. The Ordinance prohibits the solicitation ...
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November 28, 2021
Freeman v. County of Riverside
National Center for Youth Law
Date: Sep. 1, 2020
By: National Center for Youth Law
Prior to passing California Senate Bill 190 (SB 190), counties throughout the state charged fees to families for administrative costs associated with their children’s involvement in the juvenile court system. These fees included daily “costs of support” for each day a youth spent in a ...
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November 26, 2021
Challenging USCIS for Delays in Renewal of Employment Authorizations
American Immigration Council
Date: Nov. 11, 2021
By: American Immigration Council
This nationwide class action lawsuit challenges USCIS’ failure to timely renew work authorizations for asylum workers in the United States and seeks to compel USCIS to take necessary steps to address delays and timely adjudicate employment authorization renewal applications for asylum applicants.*
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November 24, 2021
USCIS’ Unlawful Denial of H-1B Petitions Spurs Class Action Lawsuit
American Immigration Counsel
Date: Nov. 1, 2021
By: American Immigration Counsel
This nationwide class action lawsuit challenges U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) pattern and practice of arbitrarily denying H-1B nonimmigrant employment-based petitions for market research analyst positions filed by United States businesses. *
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November 18, 2021
Update on Ramos v. Nielsen
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Date: Sep. 10, 2021
By: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
On Sept. 14, 2020, in Ramos et al. v. Wolf et al., No. 18-16981 (9th Cir., Sept. 14, 2020) (PDF, 374.01 KB), a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated the district court’s injunction that prohibited DHS from terminating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for ...
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November 14, 2021
National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association v. Azar
ACLU of Washington
Date: Jun. 28, 2019
By: ACLU of Washington
On March 7th, 2019 the ACLU filed a complaint on behalf the Nation Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association and Cedar River Clinics challenging the Trump administration’s attempt to fundamentally alter the Title X family planning program, which provides care to 4 million low-income ...
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November 14, 2021
American Medical Association v. Becerra
SCOTUSBlog
Date: May 17, 2021
By: SCOTUSBlog
Issues: (1) Whether the Department of Health and Human Services' rule for the Title X family planning program — which prohibits and compels certain pregnancy-related speech between a Title X provider and her patient, proscribing abortion-related information but requiring information about non- ...
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November 14, 2021
TN NAACP v. Lee
Equal Justice Under Law
Date: Dec. 3, 2020
By: Equal Justice Under Law
Under current law, Tennessee automatically strips anyone convicted of a felony of the right to vote. The result of this policy is that more than 9% of the total voting age population of Tennessee — and more than 21% of the African-American voting age population — cannot vote. Tennessee has the ...
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November 14, 2021
TN NAACP v. Lee
Campaign Legal Center 2021
Date: Apr. 13, 2021
By: Campaign Legal Center
Tennessee disenfranchises more than 451,000 of its residents for past felony convictions, about 9.1% of its total voting age population. These individuals remain unable to vote for life unless they are able to restore their voting rights.

Over 14 years ago, the Tennessee Legislature ...
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November 14, 2021
TN NAACP v. Lee
Campaign Legal Center 2021
Date: Apr. 13, 2021
By: Campaign Legal Center
Tennessee disenfranchises more than 451,000 of its residents for past felony convictions, about 9.1% of its total voting age population. These individuals remain unable to vote for life unless they are able to restore their voting rights.

Over 14 years ago, the Tennessee Legislature ...
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November 14, 2021
Executive Order on the Revision of Civil Immigration Enforcement Policies and Priorities
Whitehouse.gov
Date: Jan. 20, 2021
By: Joseph R. Biden Jr.
The policy of the Biden Administration is to protect national and border security, address the humanitarian challenges at the southern border, and ensure public health and safety. The Biden Administration will reset the policies and practices for enforcing civil immigration laws to align ...
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November 14, 2021
Executive Order on Creating a Comprehensive Regional Framework to Address the Causes of Migration, to Manage Migration Throughout North and Central America, and to Provide Safe and Orderly Processing of Asylum Seekers at the United States Border
Whitehouse.gov
Date: Feb. 2, 2021
By: Joseph R. Biden Jr.
The Biden Administration will implement a multi-pronged approach toward managing migration throughout North and Central America that reflects the Nation’s highest values. They will work closely with civil society, international organizations, and the governments in the region to: establish a ...
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November 12, 2021
Katzenbach v. Morgan
Oyez
Date: Jun. 13, 1966
By: Oyez
New York voters sought declaratory judgment in a New York federal district court to prevent compliance with Section 4(e) of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. That section provided that no person who successfully completed the sixth grade in a school accredited by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in ...
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November 12, 2021
Manker v. Del Toro
JND Legal Administration
Date: Oct. 7, 2001
By: JND Legal Administration
A lawsuit was filed alleging that since the start of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Navy and Marine Corps discharged thousands of Sailors and Marines with Other Than Honorable ("OTH") or General (Under Honorable Conditions) ("GEN") statuses due to misconduct attributable to post- ...
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November 4, 2021
J/J Doe Plaintiffs #1-21, Individually and O/B/O All Others
LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Date: Apr. 29, 2015
By: Latino Justice
LatinoJustice and co-counsel filed this class action lawsuit in May 2015 o/b/o Latinx Long Island residents who had been racially profiled and “stopped & robbed” by uniformed Suffolk Police over the past decade. After an undercover sting operation in January 2014 resulted in the arrest of a ...
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October 31, 2021
JPay, LLC
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Date: Oct. 19, 2021
By: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
On October 19, 2021, the Bureau issued a consent order against JPay, LLC (JPay). JPay, headquartered in Miramar, Florida, contracts with Departments of Corrections around the country to provide financial products and services to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals. JPay provided ...
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October 28, 2021
Carpenter v. Vilsak
Southeastern Legal Foundation
Date: 2021
By: Southeastern Legal Foundation
As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 signed by President Biden, Congress created a farm loan forgiveness program for non-white farmers. Under the program the U.S. Department of Agriculture automatically forgiving federal farm loans at 120 percent of the loan value, unless the farmer is ...
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October 28, 2021
Leisl Carpenter v Tom Vilsack and Zach Ducheneaux
Mountain States Legal Foundation
Date: Jul. 8, 2021
By: Mountain States Legal Foundation
In March 2021, the Biden administration signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) COVID-19 stimulus plan, providing $4 billion to forgive loans for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. But white farmers and ranchers are excluded in violation of the Constitution’s guarantee of ...
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October 28, 2021
Sara M. Rogers v. Thomas J. Vilsack and Zach Ducheneaux
Mountain States Legal Foundation
Date: Jun. 29, 2021
By: Mountain States Legal Foundation
White farmers and ranchers are excluded from the American Rescue Plan Act’s “Socially Disadvantaged” Farmer and Rancher Debt Relief Program solely due to their race, violating the Equal Protection Clause of the Fifth Amendment. We are suing the Biden administration on behalf of our client, ...
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October 23, 2021
Hall v. Warren
Moskovitz Law
Date: Apr. 5, 2021
By: Moskovitz Law
After decades of unchecked violence by the Rochester Police Department against people of color and people protesting the Department’s racist policing practices, ten individuals, Free the People Roc, and the Rochester Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild filed this class action lawsuit to end the ...
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October 14, 2021
Holman V. Vilsack
Mountain States Legal Foundations
Date: Aug. 2, 2021
By: Mountain States Legal Foundations
As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 signed by President Biden, Congress created a farm loan forgiveness program for non-white farmers. Under the program the U.S. Department of Agriculture is automatically forgiving federal farm loans at 120 percent of the loan value, unless the farmer ...
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October 14, 2021
Holman v. Vilsak
Southeastern Legal Foundation
Date: Aug. 2, 2021
By: Southeastern Legal Foundation
As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 signed by President Biden, Congress created a farm loan forgiveness program for non-white farmers. Under the program the U.S. Department of Agriculture is automatically forgiving federal farm loans at 120 percent of the loan value, unless the farmer ...
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October 14, 2021
Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action Concerning Access to Shelter for Individuals with Disabilities in the New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Shelter System
Coalition for the Homelessness
Date: Sep. 2, 2017
By: Coalition for the Homelessness
In 2015, disabled people in shelter sued DHS in a federal class action lawsuit called Butler v. City of New York 15-CV-3783 (RWS) (JLC). This is a Class Action case, which means that it was brought on behalf of a group of people. Both sides in the case want to settle it now, and have asked the ...
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October 14, 2021
Biden Administration Denies Aid to White Farmers and Ranchers
Mountain States Legal Foundation
Date: Jun. 29, 2021
By: Mountain States Legal Foundation
White farmers and ranchers are excluded from the American Rescue Plan Act’s “Socially Disadvantaged” Farmer and Rancher Debt Relief Program solely due to their race, violating the Equal Protection Clause of the Fifth Amendment. We are suing the Biden administration on behalf of our client, ...
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October 13, 2021
Tiegs v. Vilsack
Pacific Legal Foundation
Date: Jul. 6, 2021
By: Pacific Legal Foundation
When the pandemic struck, much of the U.S. agriculture industry felt the financial crunch. Julie Owen, James Tiegs, Abraham and Cally Jergenson, and Chad Ward were initially encouraged when Congress passed a COVID-19 relief law that included a farm loan forgiveness provision for economic hardship ...
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October 13, 2021
Colorado company sues after being disadvantaged for COVID-19 relief because of race
Pacific Legal Foundation
Date: Oct. 7, 2021
By: Pacific Legal Foundation
Today, an Alma-based event planning company filed a lawsuit to stop Colorado from using racial preferences to distribute COVID-relief funds.

Like so many other small businesses, Resort Meeting Source, an event-planning business, has suffered revenue losses stemming from the pandemic ...
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October 5, 2021
Arriaga Reyes, et al. v. Decker, et al.
ACLU of New Jersey
Date: Apr. 13, 2020
By: ACLU New Jersey
This case was initially filed in federal court in the Southern District of New York. After it was transferred to the District of New Jersey, on April 6, 2020, the ACLU of New Jersey, the Legal Aid Society, the Bronx Defenders, the ACLU National Prison Project and the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights ...
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October 3, 2021
Brown v. The Board of Education
Brown65
Date: May 8, 2019
By: Brown65
In the fall of 1950, members of the Topeka, Kansas chapter of the agreed to again challenge the “separate but equal” doctrine governing public education.*
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October 3, 2021
Davis v. Prince Edward County
Brown65
Date: May 8, 2019
By: Brown65
In April 1951, Barbara Rose Johns, a Moton High School student in Farmville, Va., organized a two-week-long student strike to protest poor school conditions.*
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October 3, 2021
Briggs v. Elliott
Brown65
Date: May 14, 2019
By: Brown65
In 1947 a chance encounter between Rev. James Hinton, president of the South Carolina NAACP, and Rev. J.A. DeLaine, a local school teacher, led to a push to improve access to public education for African American children living in Summerton, S.C.*
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October 3, 2021
Belton v. Gebhart
Brown65
Date: May 14, 2019
By: Brown65
Two cases in Delaware, Belton v. Gebhart and Bulah v. Gebhart, were consolidated into Belton (Bulah) v. Gebhart when two groups of parents were frustrated with inequitable conditions in black schools.*
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October 2, 2021
T.R. v. Dreyfus
National Center for Youth Law
Date: Aug. 30, 2013
By: National Center for Youth Law
NCYL is co-counsel in the case of T.R. v. Dreyfus, a child welfare reform class action lawsuit against the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Plaintiffs seek the establishment and implementation of a system that focuses on intensive home and community-based mental ...
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October 1, 2021
Recovering Untold Stories: An Enduring Legacy of the Brown v. Board of Education Decision
Date: Jan. 1, 2018
(The Brown Foundation for Education Equity, Excellence and Research)
The book linked in this resource captures the first-person narratives of individuals who were plaintiffs or whose families were represented in the five cases consolidated by the United States Supreme Court in an opinion announced on May 17, 1954.*
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September 30, 2021
AsylumWorks v. Wolf
UC Hastings College of the Law
Date: Jun. 2, 2021
By: UC Hastings College of the Law Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (UC Hastings College of the Law)
The Trump administration promulgated new rules that drastically curtail access to work authorization for people who flee to the United States and apply for asylum protection. Employment authorization documents (EADs) are integral to asylum seekers’ ability to sustain themselves and their families ...
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September 29, 2021
Women's Student Union v. U.S. Department of Education
National Center for Youth Law
Date: Aug. 5, 2021
By: National Center for Youth Law
The Women’s Student Union (WSU) at Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California filed a legal challenge to Trump-era Department of Education regulations that put students nationwide in greater danger and represent a radical departure from the way previous Democratic and Republican administrations ...
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September 27, 2021
The Women's Student Union vs. U.S. Department of Education
https://www.publicjustice.net
Date: Sep. 26, 2021
This is a lawsuit brought under the Administrative Procedure Act to challenge key provisions of the Title IX regulations promulgated in 2020 by the U.S. Department of Education under the leadership of former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The regulations limit the rights of students who ...
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September 24, 2021
TN NAACP v. Lee
Equal Justice Under Law
Date: Dec. 3, 2020
By: Equal Justice Under Law
Equal Justice Under Law is suing Tennessee Governor William Lee and other state officials to restore the right to vote for more than 451,000 Tennesseans with felony records.*
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September 23, 2021
E.B. et al v. Louisiana Attorney General
Equal Justice Under Law
Date: Dec. 13, 2019
By: Equal Justice Under Law
Equal Justice Under Law filed a class-action lawsuit against Louisiana’s Attorney General and state and local court officials to help 300,000+ Louisianans who are prevented from rebuilding their lives due to inability to pay expungement fees.*
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September 23, 2021
Cynthia and Terry Easley v. Hot Spring County
Equal Justice Under Law
Date: Sep. 2, 2021
By: Equal Justice Under Law
Arkansas is the only state that criminalizes failure to pay rent. Our lawsuit aims to end this draconian law (known as the failure to vacate statute, or Ark. Code §18-16-101), claiming the scales of justice are tipped too far in favor of landlords looking for a cheap workaround from tenant ...
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September 21, 2021
Wilson v. Ponce
https://www.aclusocal.org/en/cases/wilson-v-ponce
Date: May 16, 2020
By: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU of Southern California)
More than 700 people, including several staff members, have tested positive for COVID-19 on Terminal Island in Los Angeles. At least nine have died.

This crisis need never to have reached such horrific proportions. Through a series of unconscionable delays, blunders, and failures to ...
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September 21, 2021
Brown v. Precythe
MacArthur Justice Center
Date: Feb. 11, 2021
By: MacArthur Justice Center
After the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions holding mandatory life without parole sentences for youthful offenders unconstitutional, the Missouri Supreme Court denied resentencing hearings for impacted youthful offenders.*
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September 20, 2021
Arnold Baker et al. v. Minnesota Department of Corrections
ACLU Minnesota
Date: Dec. 10, 2021
By: ACLU Minnesota
The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota filed a class action lawsuit to force the Minnesota Department of Corrections to protect people in its custody from COVID-19. The lawsuit was filed in Ramsey County District Court against the DOC and its Commissioner Paul Schnell.*
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September 19, 2021
Lessons Learned from Georgia’s 2010 Olmstead Settlement: The Good, the Bad, and the Limitations of a Justice Department Olmstead Settlement
By: Talley Wells (Journal of Legal Medicine)
40 J. Legal Med. 45 (2020).
We were crushed.
It was Thursday, January 15, 2009, the day Captain Sully piloted his aircraft onto the Hudson River.1 It was five days before President George W.
Bush left office. And, it was the day the United States Justice Department
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September 16, 2021
Harold v. Richards
Equal Justice Under Law
Date: Jan. 10, 2018
By: Equal Justice Under Law
Pennsylvania targeted people with drug-related convictions in a particularly severe way — unlike for all other criminal offenses, the state automatically suspended the driver’s license of any person whose conviction involved drugs. These suspensions made social reentry nearly impossible; they ...
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September 16, 2021
DiFrancesco v. Bullock
Equal Justice Under Law
Date: Aug. 31, 2017
By: Equal Justice Under Law
Every year, Montana was suspending the licenses of an estimated 10,000 drivers because they were unable to pay court debts. The automatic suspensions were designed to coerce payment -- but this practice can never accomplish its intended goal. No punishment can increase the likelihood that a person ...
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September 16, 2021
Fowler v. Johnson
Equal Justice Under Law
Date: May 4, 2017
By: Equal Justice Under Law
Equal Justice Under Law successfully settled with the state of Michigan
to ensure that, before the state suspends licenses for unpaid court
debt, individuals are given proper notice and the opportunity to show their inability to pay.

For those unable to pay, an ...
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September 16, 2021
Watlington v. City of McCrory
Equal Justice Under Law
Date: Jan. 5, 2017
By: Equal Justice Under Law
Equal Justice Under Law is arguing defendants banish from the city those who are too poor to live in homes worth $7 ,500 or more.

In September of 2016, the City of McCrory Arkansas passed a Trailer-Banishment Ordinance, forbidding anyone within the city limits from residing in a mobile ...
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September 16, 2021
Onosamba-Ohindo v. Barr
Equal Justice Under Law
Date: Mar. 11, 2020
By: Equal Justice Under Law
This critical lawsuit aims to relieve hundreds of people currently detained unjustly pending immigration proceedings. The class action lawsuit includes immigrants detained in Richwood, Louisiana with Department of Justice immigration proceedings in Batavia, New York. Individuals who are not being ...
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September 16, 2021
Buffin v. San Francisco
Equal Justice Under Law
Date: Mar. 4, 2019
By: Equal Justice Under Law
The City and County of San Francisco kept some of its poorest residents in jail because of their inability to make a monetary payment. In San Francisco, the poorer you are, the worse the system treats you. A wealthy individual could simply purchase his or her freedom whereas someone without means ...
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September 15, 2021
Rodriguez v. Providence Community Corrections
Equal Justice Under Law
Date: Oct. 1, 2015
By: Equal Justice Under Law
In 2015, Equal Justice Under Law went on a six-month investigation — initially led with a team of Harvard Law School Students on Spring Break — and exposed rampant corruption, racketeering, and constitutional violations pervading the Rutherford County probation system.*
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September 15, 2021
Evenson-Childs v. Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office
Equal Justice Under Law
Date: Aug. 9, 2021
By: Equal Justice Under Law
On August 9, 2021, Equal Justice Under Law filed a lawsuit against the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office on behalf of hundreds of individuals being extorted money through pre-trial fees before ever being found guilty of a crime.*
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September 15, 2021
EPIC v. U.S. Postal Service
EPIC
Date: Aug. 12, 2021
By: EPIC
EPIC v. U.S. Postal Service, No. 21-2156 (D.D.C. filed August 12, 2021) is a lawsuit under the E-Government Act of 2002 to stop the U.S. Postal Service's law enforcement arm from using facial recognition and social media monitoring tools.*
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September 15, 2021
Postawko v. Missouri Department of Corrections
MacArthur Justice Center
Date: Oct. 28, 2020
By: MacArthur Justice Center
The MacArthur Justice Center and the ACLU of Missouri jointly filed a federal class-action lawsuit challenging the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) systematic denial of potential life-saving medication to inmates with chronic Hepatitis C (HCV).*
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September 15, 2021
Postawko v. Missouri Department of Corrections
ACLU Missouri
Date: Dec. 6, 2018
By: ACLU Missouri
The ACLU of Missouri and the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center (MJC) at St. Louis jointly filed a federal class-action lawsuit on behalf of Missourians who are asking for their constitutional and statutory rights to life-saving treatment while in prison.*
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September 15, 2021
Review of the Use of Monitors in Civil Settlement Agreements and Consent Decrees Involving State and Local Government Entities
U.S. Department of Justice
Date: 9/13/2021
By: Attorney General Merrick Garland and Assoc. AG Vanita Gupta (U.S. Department of Justice)
Today, the Justice Department will begin implementing a set of principles and specific recommendations regarding the use ofmonitors in civil settlement agreements and consent decrees involving state and local governmental entities. These actions are the result of a review conducted by the Associate ...
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September 12, 2021
City of Baltimore Consent Decree
Date: Apr. 7, 2017
(City of Baltimore)
On April 7, 2017, the City of Baltimore and the Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into a Consent Decree, which is a court enforceable agreement to resolve DOJ's findings that it believed the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) had engaged in a pattern and practice of conduct that violates the ...
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September 12, 2021
Arctic Village Council v. Meyer
ACLU Alaska
Date: Oct. 13, 2020
By: ACLU Alaska
The lawsuit, Arctic Village Council v. Meyer, seeks to waive a provision of state law for the November general election that requires voters who submit a mail-in absentee ballot to have a witness sign their ballot return envelope even in the midst of a highly contagious and deadly pandemic. *
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September 12, 2021
Alaska Ballot Witness Law (Arctic Village Council et al. v Meyer et al.)
Native American Rights Fund
Date: Oct. 13, 2020
By: Native American Rights Fund
Alaska’s witness signature requirement for casting an absentee ballot is unconstitutional, and immediate injunctive and declaratory relief must be granted, a lawsuit filed on September 8, 2020 against Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer, Director of the Alaska Division of Elections Gail Fenumiai, and ...
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September 10, 2021
Resolving Tensions between Constitutional Rights: Use Immunity in Concurrent or Related Proceedings
Columbia Law Review
Date: Jan. 1, 1976
By: William R. Stein (Columbia Law School Law Student)
William R. Stein, Resolving Tensions between Constitutional Rights: Use Immunity in Concurrent or Related Proceedings, 76 COLUM. L. REV. 674 (1976)
Student Note in the Columbia Law Review that discusses Avant with fair detail under the umbrella of use immunity and its relevance in criminal proceedings*
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September 9, 2021
March 2017 Stop & Frisk Report
ACLU
Date: Jul. 11, 2017
By: ACLU Illinois
March 24, 2017 -- Independent consultant and former U.S. Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys released his first semiannual report pursuant to the 2015 investigatory stop and protective pat down agreement between the City of Chicago, Chicago Police Department and the ACLU of Illinois.*
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September 9, 2021
Robinson v. Martin
MacArthur Justice Center
Date: Oct. 14, 2016
By: Locke Bowman and Alexa Van Brunt
The MacArthur Justice Center partnered with Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. and Civil Rights Corps to file a federal class action targeting Cook County’s unconstitutional pay-for-release cash bail system, which results in the pre-trial detention of legally innocent men and women who cannot ...
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September 9, 2021
Independent Consultant Releases New Stop & Frisk Report for the City of Chicago
ACLU
Date: Mar. 7, 2018
By: ACLU Illinois
Former U.S. Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys today released the latest report on investigatory stops and protective pat downs by Chicago Police officers. The report is the most recent evaluation of data gathered and analyzed as part of an agreement between the City of Chicago, Chicago Police ...
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September 9, 2021
Period 3 and 4 - Stop and Frisk Report, CY2017
ACLU
Date: Oct. 17, 2019
By: ACLU Illinois
This is the third report conducted by retired Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys as a result of a 2015 agreement between the City of Chicago and the ACLU. The agreement followed an ACLU report showing that stop and frisk was used more than four times as often in Chicago as compared to New York City ...
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September 8, 2021
"You're Destroying Families"
ProPublica Illinois
Date: Jun. 20, 2019
By: Melissa Sanchez and Duaa Eldeib
When his son was born in 2014, Jorge Matias held the infant in the hospital and sang him the lullabies he had learned as a child in Guatemala. He teased the boy’s mother that he would raise their son to speak Spanish, and one day the two of them would talk in secret around her.*
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September 8, 2021
2015 Stop and Frisk Report
ACLU Illinois
Date: Mar. 20, 2015
By: ACLU Illinois
Chicago has failed to train, supervise and monitor law enforcement in minority communities for decades, resulting in a failure to ensure that officers’ use of stop and frisk is lawful. This report contains troubling signs that the Chicago Police Department has a current practice of unlawfully ...
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September 7, 2021
“The Judge Didn't Sentence Me to Be Raped”: Tracy Neal v. Michigan Department of Corrections: A 15-Year Battle Against the Sexual Abuse of Women Inmates in Michigan
Women & Criminal Justice
Date: Jul. 9, 2012
By: Rachel Culley
This research traces the history of Tracy Neal v. Michigan Department of Corrections, a class action lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Corrections that alleged the sexual abuse of women prisoners spanning more than two decades. The litigation resulted in combined jury verdicts of more than ...
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September 7, 2021
New Jersey Settles NAACP Lawsuit
State Police New Jersey
Date: Mar. 1, 2000
By: New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety
New Jersey and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and a class of unhired trooper applicants have settled a four-year-old lawsuit against the State Police by agreeing to a plan to emphasize both stringent educational standards and the need for diversity in the ...
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September 7, 2021
Davis v. Jeffreys
Uptown People's Law Center
Date: 2021
By: Uptown People's Law Center
In June 2016, UPLC brought a case against the Illinois Department of Corrections on behalf of six prisoners who were facing or had faced, extreme isolation in Illinois prisons. These individuals had been held in extreme isolation for between 6 months and 17 years. The conditions described by the ...
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September 5, 2021
Kennedy v. City of Zanesville
Relman Colfax PLLC
Date: 2008
By: Relman Colfax
On July 10, 2008, a federal court jury returned verdicts totaling nearly $11 million against the City of Zanesville, Ohio, Muskingum County, Ohio, and the East Muskingum Water Authority for illegally denying water service to a predominately African-American community on the basis of race. The sixty- ...
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September 1, 2021
Terrill v. State of Oregon
Disability Rights Advocates
Date: Apr. 20, 2021
By: Disability Rights Advocates
On April 20, 2021, Disability Rights Advocates and Lynn S. Walsh filed a class-action lawsuit against the State of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) on behalf of current and former people with disabilities who are incarcerated and who have been charged for the costs of the ...
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September 1, 2021
Florida Parents Partner with IJ to Shut Down Dystopian "Predictive Policing" Program
Institute for Justice
Date: Aug. 4, 2021
By: Institute for Justice
The Sheriff’s Office of Pasco County, Florida, harasses people in their own homes using a method they call “predictive policing.” The program has unfolded like a dystopian nightmare for the Pasco County residents it has ensnared, who have been subjected to near-constant police surveillance ...
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August 31, 2021
Messina v. City of Fort Lauderdale
Florida Justice Institute
Date: Jul. 2, 2021
By: Florida Justice Institute
The Florida Justice Institute (FJI), in partnership with Fort Lauderdale lawyers Mara Shlackman and Frantz J. McLawrence, filed a lawsuit challenging a pair of the City of Fort Lauderdale’s anti-panhandling ordinances as an unconstitutional restriction of free speech. One ordinance prohibits ...
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August 31, 2021
Avendaño v. Asher
ACLU Washington
Date: Dec. 11, 2020
By: ACLU Washington
The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Washington, and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement today on behalf of immigrants detained at the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington. The legal organizations seek the ...
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August 30, 2021
ACLU Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging Texas Migrant Transportation Order
American Civil Liberties Union
Date: Aug. 5, 2021
By: ACLU
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Texas are suing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over his executive order that bars the transportation of certain migrants in the state.*
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August 30, 2021
Publisher Again Challenges Censorship of Publications by Florida DOC
Human Rights Defense Center
Date: Aug. 10, 2021
By: Human Rights Defense Center
The Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC) has filed suit in the United States Southern District of Florida to challenge censorship by the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) and Secretary Mark S. Inch, as well as Jose Colon, warden of the Everglades Correctional Institution. The lawsuit alleges ...
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