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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May 7, 2021
Letter from Dan Radakovich Regarding Men's Track and Field Cross County
Clemson Tigers
Date: November 05, 2020
By: Dan Radakovich
Public letter from the Director of Athletics at Clemson University regarding Clemson University Title IX cases.*
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May 7, 2021
Rios-Diaz, et al. v. Colonel Tom Butler, Montana Highway Patrol, et al.
American Immigration Council
Date: February 17, 2016
By: American Immigration Council
On October 7, 2013, the Montana Immigrant Justice Alliance (“MIJA”) and four representative plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana against Colonel Tom Butler, sued in his official capacity as acting Chief Administrator of the Montana Highway Patrol, ...
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May 7, 2021
Federico Salinas-Rodriguez v. Alpha Services, Inc.
Southern Poverty Law Center
Date: September 6, 2006
By: Southern Poverty Law Center
This class action lawsuit against Alpha Services was brought for violations of minimum wage and overtime protections, and for other violations of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.*
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April 29, 2021
CASA de Maryland, Inc. v. Trump
Constitutional Accountability Center
Date: March 11, 2021
By: Constitutional Accountability Center
In CASA de Maryland, Inc. v. Trump, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit considered the legality of a Trump Administration rule redefining the term “public charge” for purposes of excluding immigrants from the country.*
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April 29, 2021
Aguilar, et al. v. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), et al.
Center for Constitutional Rights
Date: April 4, 2013
By: Center for Constitutional Rights
Aguilar, et al. v. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), et al. was a federal class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of 22 Latino men, women and children -- citizens, lawful permanent residents and others -- who in 2006 and 2007 had their homes raided by armed immigration agents in the pre-dawn ...
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April 29, 2021
Hugo Martin Recinos-Recinos, et al. v. Express Forestry Inc., et al.
Southern Poverty Law Center
Date: August 19, 2008
By: Southern Poverty Law Center
Class action lawsuit against forestry company for violations of minimum wage and overtime protections and for other violations of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.*
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April 29, 2021
Navarrete-Cruz v. LVI Environmental Services of New Orleans, Inc.
Southern Poverty Law Center
Date: February 01, 2006
By: Southern Poverty Law Center
Navarrete-Cruz v. LVI Environmental Services of New Orleans, Inc., et al. involves a large contractor, LVI Environmental Services of New Orleans, Inc. LVI also used a subcontractor system to avoid paying workers the wages owed to them. One of the large subcontractors used by LVI, defendant D&L, ...
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April 29, 2021
United Farm Workers and Farmworker Justice v. Department of Labor
Public Citizen
Date: April 30, 2008
By: Public Citizen
Public Citizen brought this case under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to compel the Department of Labor (DOL) to release public records requested by the United Farm Workers (UFW) and Farmworker Justice (FJ). UFW and FJ had made a series of seven FOIA requests to DOL for documents related to ...
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April 29, 2021
Hamdi V. U.S.C.I.S.
American Civil Liberties Union
Date: May 10, 2012
By: American Civil Liberties Union
Tarek Hamdi, a national of Egypt, has lived in the United States for over 30 years. After marrying a U.S. citizen, he became a lawful permanent resident and, in 2001, he applied to naturalize as a U.S. citizen. Although the immigration code says naturalization applications must be decided in six ...
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April 26, 2021
Tartakovsky v. Pierre
American Civil Liberties Union
Date: August 1, 2007
By: American Civil Liberties Union
On April 3, 2009, the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties and cooperating counsel at DLA Piper, LLP, settled the Ninth Circuit appeal in Tartakovsky v. Pierre, a proposed class action lawsuit challenging systemic delays in the naturalization process in the ...
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April 26, 2021
Committee for Immigrant Rights of Sonoma County v. Sonoma County (Law Enforcement Harassment of Latinos)
American Civil Liberties Union
Date: December 5, 2011
By: American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU Foundation of Northern California filed a lawsuit in September 2008 charging that the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department and the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have been collaborating beyond the law to target, arrest, and detain Latino residents of Sonoma County.*
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April 26, 2021
Kebin Reyes v. Alcantar
American Civil Liberties Union
Date: September 16, 2008
By: American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU Foundation of Northern California and co-counsel finalized a settlement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) in their case involving Kebin Reyes, a U.S. citizen who was six years old when he was illegally detained for ten hours by immigration officials.*
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April 26, 2021
Hampton v. Mow Sun Wong
Oyez
Date: June 01, 1976
By: Oyez
Information about the Supreme Court litigation in this case, including the written opinion and an audio recording of the oral argument.*
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April 26, 2021
Immigration and Naturalization Service v. National Center for Immigrants' Rights
Oyez
Date: December 16, 1991
By: Oyez
Information about the Supreme Court litigation in this case, including the written opinion and an audio recording of the oral argument.*
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April 26, 2021
Immigration and Naturalization Service v. National Center for Immigrants' Rights
Oyez
Date: December 16, 1991
By: Oyez
Information about the Supreme Court litigation in this case, including the written opinion and an audio recording of the oral argument.*
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April 26, 2021
Charelle Loder, et al. v. Reese McKinney, Jr.
Southern Poverty Law Center
Date: November 17, 2011
By: Southern Poverty Law Center
Charelle Loder, a U.S. citizen, and “Jack Doe,” an undocumented immigrant from Haiti, had been a couple for five years. When they decided to marry, they could not obtain a marriage license from the Montgomery County Probate Office in Alabama because it denied licenses to couples unable to prove ...
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April 26, 2021
Linda Smith, et al. v. Reese McKinney, Jr.
Southern Poverty Law Center
Date: October 19, 2011
By: Southern Poverty Law Center
Linda Smith, a U.S. citizen, and “John Doe,” an undocumented immigrant, had been a couple for more than nine years. When they decided to marry, they could not obtain a marriage license from the Montgomery County Probate Office in Alabama because it denied licenses to couples unable to prove ...
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April 26, 2021
Telleria v. Cooley
Southern Poverty Law Center
Date: November 23, 1999
By: Southern Poverty Law Center
The Center sued Cooley over his discriminatory "English Only" policy. Under the terms of a settlement, the Center secured homestead exemptions and reimbursements for the Tellerias and another immigrant homeowner, a sixty-three year old Korean-born widow named Byong-Rye Ahn.

Cooley was ...
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April 26, 2021
Deinstitutionalization Nationwide
The Public Interest Law Center
Date: July 23, 2007
By: The Public Interest Law Center
In 1990, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) began an investigation of the Arlington Developmental Center, a state-run institution for people with developmental disabilities in Tennessee. DOJ found the conditions in Arlington were dangerous: residents suffered abuse, neglect, inadequate medical ...
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April 26, 2021
Welsch v. Likins
Disability Justice
Date: November 17, 1975
By: Disability Justice
In August 1972, six people who were residents of six different Minnesota state hospitals, due to their developmental disabilities filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota alleging that conditions in the institutions violated their constitutional rights under the ...
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April 26, 2021
Insurance Redlining & the Fair Housing Act: The Lost Opportunity of Mackey v. Nationwide Insurance Companies
Catholic University Law Review
Date: Winter 1985
By: John Hugh Gilmore
This Note will examine briefly the background and purpose of both the McCarran-Ferguson Act and the Fair Housing Act. It will then analyze the only case in which insurance redlining was found to violate the Fair Housing Act, Dunn v. Midwestern Indemnity. 29 The court's reasoning, use of legislative ...
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April 26, 2021
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in Non-Entitled Areas of the State
Michigan Fair Housing Centers
Date: December, 2008
By: Maryellen J. Lewis, Clifford C. Schrupp, Pamela Kisch, Robert Ells, Nancy Haynes
This Statewide Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice 1998-2007 is submitted to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) in accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for units of government that receive and/or are responsible ...
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April 26, 2021
United States v. Stonecleave Village Ass'n, Inc. (D. Mass.)
Department of Justice
Date: December 7, 2010
By: Department of Justice
On December 7, 2010, the court entered a consent decree in United States v. Stonecleave Village Ass'n, Inc. (D. Mass.), a Fair Housing Act pattern or practice/election case. The complaint, which was filed on February 19, 2010, alleged that a condominium association in Methuen, Massachusetts ...
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April 26, 2021
United States v. Collier (W.D. La.)
Department of Justice
Date: September 28, 2010
By: Department of Justice
On September 28, 2010, the court entered judgment in favor of the United States in United States v. Collier (W.D. La.). After a two day trial, the court found that Collier implemented "a scheme or device to exclude blacks" from Camp Joy Marina and engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination.*
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April 26, 2021
United States v. Housing Authority of the City of Royston (M.D. Ga.)
Department of Justice
Date: September 27, 2010
By: Department of Justice
On September 27, 2010, the United States filed a complaint in United States v. Housing Authority of the City of Royston (M.D. Ga.), a Fair Housing Act pattern or practice case. The complaint alleged that the Royston Housing Authority (RHA), a public housing authority that oversees seven housing ...
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April 26, 2021
United States v. Housing Authority for the City of Eastman, Georgia (S.D. Ga.)
Department of Justice
Date: September 7, 2010
By: Department of Justice
On September 7, 2010, the United States filed a complaint in United States v. Housing Authority of the City of Eastman (S.D. Ga.), a Fair Housing Act pattern or practice case. The complaint alleges that the Eastman Housing Authority (EHA), a public housing authority that oversees eight housing ...
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April 26, 2021
Constitutional Law - Blockbusting-Antiblockbusting Section of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 Held not Violative of First Amendment. Finding of "Group Pattern or Practice" Does Not Require a Showing of Conspiracy or Concerted Action
Fordham Urban Law Journal
Date: 1974
By: Fordham Urban Law Journal
2 Fordham Urb. L.J. 377
An action was brought by the Attorney General against the president of a realty group and four other real estate brokers to enjoin alleged violations of anti-blockbusting provisions of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Defendants were accused of individually and collectively engaging in a practice to ...
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April 26, 2021
United States v. Decatur Federal Savings & Loan (N.D. Ga.)
Department of Justice
Date: September 17, 1992
By: Department of Justice
On September 17, 1992, the court entered a consent decree in United States v. Decatur Federal Savings & Loan (N.D. Ga.). The complaint, which was filed simultaneously with the consent decree on Septemebr 17, 1992, alleged that the bank applied stricter underwriting standards to African-American ...
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April 26, 2021
United States v. AIG Federal Savings Bank and Wilmington Finance, Inc. (D. Del.)
Department of Justice
Date: March 22, 2010
By: Department of Justice
On March 22, 2010, the court entered a consent order resolving United States v. AIG Federal Savings Bank and Wilmington Finance, Inc. (D. Del.), two subsidiaries of American International Group, Inc. The complaint, which was filed simultaneously with the consent order on March 4, 2010, alleged ...
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April 26, 2021
Garcia v. Vilsack: A Policy and Legal Analysis of a USDA Discrimination Case
Congressional Research Service
Date: February 22, 2013
By: Jody Feder & Tadlock Cowan
Garcia v. Vilsack, involved allegations that USDA unlawfully discriminated against all similarly situated Hispanic farmers with respect to credit transactions and disaster benefits in violation of the ECOA, which prohibits, among other things, race, color, and national origin discrimination against ...
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April 26, 2021
Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities v. Colorado Homeless Families
Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center
Date: October 11, 2013
By: Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center
CREEC represented the Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities (“CRPD”), a small organization dedicated to combating discrimination that impacts parenting for parents with disabilities, in an action against Colorado Homeless Families (“CHF”). CHF helps homeless families become self ...
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April 26, 2021
Holland v. Sebelius
Becket Law
Date: May 29, 2015
By: Becket Law
Summary of the case, Holland v. Sebelius, including court documents. *
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April 26, 2021
Media Research Center v. Sebelius
Becket Law
Date: July 3, 2014
By: Becket Law
Summary of the case, Media Research Center v. Sebelius, including court documents. *
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April 26, 2021
A.W. and C.W. v. Davis School District
American Civil Liberties Union
Date: January 31, 2013
By: American Civil Liberties Union
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Utah have filed a lawsuit against the Davis School District after elementary schools in the district were instructed to remove a children’s book about a family with same-sex parents from library shelves. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a ...
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April 26, 2021
Criswell College v. Sebelius
Becket Law
Date: April 9, 2013
By: Becket Law
Summary of the case, Criswell College v. Sebelius, including court documents. *
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April 26, 2021
Diocese of Fort Worth v. Sebelius
Priests for Life
Date: May 21, 2012
By: Priests for Life
The Diocese alleges that the HHS mandate places a “substantial burden” on its right to free exercise of religion in violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the First Amendment. Further, the Diocese charges that the HHS mandate excessively entangles the government in religion and ...
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April 26, 2021
Bruning v. Sebelius
Priests for Life
Date: February 23, 2012
By: Priests for Life
Seven states, various Catholic organizations, and two employees of Catholic organizations allege that the federal government’s rule mandating abortifacient, contraceptive, and sterilization coverage in health insurance policies violates the First Amendment rights of religion, speech, and ...
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April 26, 2021
Valley Forge Christian College v. Burwell
Becket Law
Date: October 20, 2014
By: Becket Law
Summary of the case, Valley Forge Christian College v. Burwell, including court documents. *
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April 26, 2021
American Freedom Defense Initiative v. MTA
American Freedom Law Center
Date: August 29, 2012
By: American Freedom Law Center
AFLC Co-Founders and Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise, on behalf of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), Pamela Geller, and Robert Spencer, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against the New York ...
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April 26, 2021
An Attack on the Rights of the Poor, Working Class: ACORN v. United States of America
Center for Constitutional Rights
Date: March 8, 2011
By: Center for Constitutional Rights
In November 2009, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed ACORN v. United States of America on behalf of ACORN, ACORN Institute, Inc. and New York ACORN Housing Company, Inc. in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York. CCR filed ACORN v. USA in order to stop Congress from ...
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April 26, 2021
Alpha Iota Omega v. Moeser
Alliance Defending Freedom
Date: April 19, 2020
By: Alliance Defending Freedom
In 2004, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill de-recognized a Christian fraternity for refusing to incorporate into its organizational constitution the school’s religion and sexual orientation nondiscrimination statement, which would have prevented the group from requiring its ...
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April 26, 2021
American Pulverizer v. Health and Human Services
American Civil Liberties Union
Date: December 20, 2012
By: American Civil Liberties Union
In this case, the American Pulverizer Company is trying to demonstrate that the federal contraception rule creates a substantial burden on its religious exercize under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Attorneys representing the ACLU national office, the ACLU of Eastern Missouri and the ACLU ...
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April 26, 2021
Sharp v. BCPD
American Civil Liberties Union
Date: February 18, 2014
By: American Civil Liberties Union
Concerned that the Baltimore City Police Department routinely violates the First Amendment by threatening citizens who try to photograph or record police encounters, the ACLU of Maryland filed a lawsuit against BPD on behalf of Christopher Sharp, a man whose personal videos, including many of his ...
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April 26, 2021
Catholic Diocese of Peoria v. Sebelius
Becket Law
Date: January 4, 2013
By: Becket Law
Summary of the case, Catholic Diocese of Peoria v. Sebelius, including court documents. *
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April 26, 2021
Belmont Abbey College v. Sebelius
Becket Law
Date: November 3, 2014
By: Becket Law
In August 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a federal mandate that required employers to provide services like the week-after pill in their health insurance plans. The HHS mandate forced religious groups including Belmont Abbey College, a Catholic school founded by ...
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April 26, 2021
Wheaton College v. Burwell
Harvard Law Review
Date: January 11, 2016
By: Harvard Law Review
129 Harv. L. Rev. 851
In July 2015, the Seventh Circuit in Wheaton College v. Burwell (Wheaton College II) affirmed the denial of a preliminary injunction for Wheaton College, a religious institution in Illinois that has resisted the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that group health insurance plans cover the ...
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April 26, 2021
Dobson v. Azar
Alliance Defending Freedom
Date: March 28, 2019
By: Alliance Defending Freedom
Dr. James Dobson and his “Family Talk” radio show and ministry, a Christian non-profit organization, challenges the legality and constitutionality of the Obama administration's abortion pill mandate, which requires religious employers to provide insurance coverage for abortifacients, ...
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April 26, 2021
Colorado Christian University v. Azar
Becket Law
Date: July 11, 2018
By: Becket Law
In August 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a federal mandate that required employers to provide services like the week-after pill in their health insurance plans. The mandate did not accommodate religious objectors like CCU, an interdenominational Christian college outside ...
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April 26, 2021
Jamie S. v. Milwaukee Public Schools: Urban Challenges Cause Systemic Violations of the IDEA
Marquette Law Review
Date: Summer 2009
By: Amy L. MacArdy
The IDEA mandates that a state must provide a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to every child with a disability as a prerequisite to receiving federal funding to help educate children with disabilities.

In Jamie S. v. Milwaukee Public Schools, the United States District Court ...
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April 26, 2021
L.V. v. NYC Department of Education
Advocates for Children of New York
Date: January 28, 2021
By: Advocates for Children of New York
In the L.V. case, parents of children with disabilities claimed that they had received favorable orders in impartial hearings, but the New York City Department of Education (DOE) was not implementing the orders. The parents also claimed that the DOE did not have a system of tracking and monitoring ...
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April 26, 2021
J.L. v. Mohawk Central School District
American Civil Liberties Union
Date: March 29, 2010
By: American Civil Liberties Union
This lawsuit was brought against the Mohawk Central School District in Herkimer County for failing to protect a gay student who does not conform to masculine stereotypes from harassment, physical abuse and threats of violence.*
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April 26, 2021
Ray M. v. NYC Board of Education and NYS Department of Education
Advocates for Children of New York
Date: January 7, 1999
By: Advocates for Children of New York
The Ray M. suit was brought in 1994 by New York City parents of preschool children with disabilities, and alleged that these children were denied their rights to appropriate educational services under state and federal law. One of the Ray M. claims alleged that preschoolers with disabilities were ...
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April 26, 2021
Ithica City School District v. State Division of Human Rights (Arguing that state human rights law covers school districts)
American Civil Liberties Union
Date: March 8, 2012
By: American Civil Liberties Union
These cases -- one involving the Ithaca City School District and another involving the North Syracuse Central School District -- concern whether public school districts are covered by, and thus must follow, the New York State Human Rights Law, which expressly protects students from discrimination ...
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April 21, 2021
Martha Wright v. Corrections Corporation of America (FCC Petition)
Center for Constitutional Rights
Date: Aug. 8, 2013
By: Center for Constitutional Rights
In February of 2000 CCR filed Wright v. Corrections Corporation of America, a nationwide class action lawsuit, seeking to enjoin, declare illegal, and recoup damages resulting from conspiracies between CCA and various telephone companies, including Evercom, Inc., MCI-Worldcom, Pioneer Telephone ...
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April 21, 2021
Litigation
Prison Law Office
Date: Oct. 1, 2020
By: Prison Law Office
In addition to federal impact cases, the office has won numerous state court actions concerning prisoners’ rights. These cases include petitions that have vindicated the right to marry, protected prison visits, and established rights to free expression and to refuse medical care.*
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April 21, 2021
Surveillance and Body Cameras Ordered at Five Additional Prisons to Stop Guards from Assaulting and Terrorizing Inmates – Latest Court Docs
Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP
Date: Mar. 12, 2021
By: Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP
On March 11, 2021, Judge Claudia Wilken granted in part Plaintiffs’ Motion to Stop Defendants from Assaulting, Abusing and Retaliating Against People with Disabilities (“Statewide Motion”). The Court’s two orders are linked here: Order for Remedial Measures and Order Granting in Part ...
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April 21, 2021
Black Lives Matter D.C. v. Trump - Challenging Federal Officers' Unprovoked Attack on Civil Rights Demonstrators at Lafayette Square in Front of the White House
ACLU of DC
Date: Jun. 4, 2020
By: ACLU of DC
This case is about the President and Attorney General of the United States ordering the use of violence against peaceful demonstrators who were speaking out against discriminatory police brutality targeted at Black people.*
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April 20, 2021
Miller v. Thurston (Arkansas Redistricting Initiative)
Campaign Legal Center
Date: Sep. 16, 2020
By: Corey Goldstone
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is representing Arkansas Voters First, a nonpartisan grassroots organization that is fighting gerrymandering by seeking to let Arkansas voters have a say in the redrawing of district lines through an independent commission. Arkansas is the eighth worst gerrymander in the ...
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April 19, 2021
ACLU-NJ Files Seven Lawsuits Against School Districts' Discriminatory Enrollment Policies
American Civil Liberties Union
Date: June 2, 2014
By: American Civil Liberties Union
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (ACLU-NJ) filed seven lawsuits against New Jersey school districts that have failed to comply with state and federal constitutional law requirements prohibiting discrimination against immigrant families attempting to enroll their children in school ...
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April 19, 2021
The History of Abbott v. Burke
Education Law Center
Date: January 31, 2017
By: Education Law Center
In 1981, the Education Law Center filed a complaint in Superior Court on behalf of 20 children attending public schools in the cities of Camden, East Orange, Irvington, and Jersey City. The lawsuit challenged New Jersey’s system of financing public education under the Public School Education Act ...
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April 19, 2021
Title IX: Sexual Harassment: University of Montana-Missoula (MT)
U.S. Department of Education
Date: May 9, 2013
By: U.S. Department of Education
On May 9, 2013, OCR and the U.S. Department of Justice reached agreement with the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana regarding the University’s handling of allegations and reports of sexual assault and harassment at its Missoula campus. The agreement resolved OCR’s compliance review ...
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April 19, 2021
D.H. v. Moss Point School District, et al.
Southern Poverty Law Center
Date: December 17, 2013
By: Southern Poverty Law Center
Destin Holmes was subjected to pervasive anti-LGBT bullying and harassment by fellow students, faculty and even administrators within the schools of Mississippi’s Moss Point School District. The harassment became so severe Destin was eventually driven out of school. The SPLC filed a federal ...
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April 19, 2021
Shelton/Lindstrom v. Anoka-Hennepin School District
Southern Poverty Law Center
Date: January 28, 2011
By: Southern Poverty Law Center
Desiree Shelton and Sarah Lindstrom were both selected by their classmates as "royalty” for the Snow Days winter events at Champlin Park High School. In an effort to prevent them from walking in the royal procession together as a same-sex couple, the school altered the processional.
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April 19, 2021
Doe v. Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11 and E.R. v. Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Date: March 5, 2012
By: National Center for Lesbian Rights
All students should be able to receive an education in an environment that is safe and inclusive. Unfortunately, many schools in the Anoka-Hennepin School District in Minnesota presented a frightening and harmful toxic environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students. Many ...
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April 19, 2021
J.W. v. Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, et al.
Southern Poverty Law Center
Date: July 08, 2010
By: Southern Poverty Law Center
Children at Sarah T. Reed Elementary School in New Orleans were subjected to unlawful arrest and excessive force – including handcuffing and shackling – for minor violations of school rules.

The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of a first- ...
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April 19, 2021
Flood v. Florida Gulf Coast University
Public Justice
Date: October 15, 2008
By: Public Justice
Public Justice filed a federal lawsuit charging that Florida Gulf Coast University retaliated against and defamed a successful female coach because she spoke up about gender inequities in the school’s athletic programs. The lawsuit filed on behalf of former FGCU head women’s volleyball coach ...
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April 19, 2021
Alicia B. v. Dannel Malloy
National Center for Youth Law
Date: February 21, 2018
By: National Center for Youth Law
This Superior Court lawsuit contends that the sub-standard alternative education offered to expelled children, who are disproportionately students of color, violates equal protection guarantees of both the state and U.S. Constitutions.*
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April 19, 2021
Title IX: Sexual Harassment: Yale University
U.S. Department of Education
Date: June 15, 2012
By: U.S. Department of Education
On June 15, 2012, OCR resolved a Title IX complaint filed against Yale University alleging sex discrimination in violation of Title IX. OCR initiated an investigation to assess whether the University had allowed a sexually hostile environment to be created on campus by not sufficiently responding ...
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April 19, 2021
Biediger, et al. v. Quinnipiac University
ACLU
Date: June 2020
By: ACLU
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In 2010, Quinnipiac University sought to replace its women's volleyball program with "competitive cheer." Cheerleading was not recognized as a sport by the NCAA or the federal Department of Education. Represented by the ACLU-CT in a class action lawsuit, ...
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April 19, 2021
DJ V. State of California
ACLU
Date: September 11, 2015
By: ACLU
DJ v. State of California is a lawsuit brought by parents, students and a former administrator against the State of California for the failure to respond to reports that districts did not provide essential language instruction to English learner students.*
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April 19, 2021
CVS Point of Sale Machines & Web Accessibility
Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho
Date: June 2019
By: Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho
Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho partner Linda M. Dardarian and co-counsel Lainey Feingold negotiated a settlement agreement with CVS/pharmacy, the nation’s largest retail pharmacy, in which CVS has installed tactile point of sale devices in each of its more than 6,900 stores nationwide. The ...
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April 19, 2021
E.B. v. Department of Education
Advocates for Children of New York
Date: May 19, 2015
By: Advocates for Children of New York
Along with the firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, AFC represents in E.B. v. New York City Department of Education a class of all children with disabilities who have been excluded from school without proper notice and due process. *
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April 19, 2021
E.H. v. Mississippi Department of Education
Southern Poverty Law Center
Date: July 10, 2012
By: Southern Poverty Law Center
Almost two years after finding that Mississippi’s Jackson Public School District violated federal special education law, the Mississippi Department of Education had failed to hold the district accountable and ensure that its students with disabilities were receiving services mandated by federal ...
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April 19, 2021
Missouri P&A and Scaletty v. Carnahan
Bazelon Center
Date: August 23, 2007
By: Bazelon Center
On August 23, 2007, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that Missouri law allows citizens who are under full guardianship to retain their voting rights if they demonstrate a capacity to vote.

The case was filed on behalf of Bob Scaletty, a retired electrician ...
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April 19, 2021
American Council of the Blind of Metropolitan Chicago vs. City of Chicago
Disability Rights Advocates
Date: September 23, 2019
By: Disability Rights Advocates
On September 23, 2019, DRA and Proskauer Rose LLP, on behalf of the American Council of the Blind of Metropolitan Chicago and three individual plaintiffs, filed a landmark class action lawsuit against the Chicago Department of Transportation. The lawsuit alleges that Chicago ignores blind ...
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April 19, 2021
TCF Bank Talking ATM and Alternative Formats Settlement
Law Office of Lainey Feingold
Date: December 2, 2008
By: Law Office of Lainey Feingold
This document is the legal agreement between the blind community and TCF Bank. Lainey Feingold and Equip for Equality in Chicago were the lawyers. No lawsuit was filed. Instead, a formal process known as Structured Negotiations was used. The Illinois affiliate of the American Council of the Blind ...
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April 19, 2021
American Cancer Society Accessible Website and Alternative Formats Agreement
Law Office of Lainey Feingold
Date: February 23, 2011
By: Law Office of Lainey Feingold
This document is the settlement agreement resulting from the collaboration between the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the American Council of the Blind. ACS agreed to make changes to its website to make it easier for people with visual impairments to use the site. ACS also agreed to provide ...
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April 19, 2021
Hotel Transportation: Sage Hospitality Resources
Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
Date: March 28, 2016
By: Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
CCDC is joining the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC); Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C.; and Campins Benham-Baker, LLP. in litigation against Sage Hospitality Resources.
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April 19, 2021
United States Olympic Committee
Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
Date: January 16, 2008
By: Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
Scot Hollonbeck, Tony Iniguez, and Jacob Heilveil are elite athletes with disabilities who have competed in the Paralympic Games. The United States Olympic Committee (“USOC”) denies benefits, programming, funding and other support to Paralympic athletes that it provides to Olympic athletes ...
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April 19, 2021
Coors Field
Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
Date: March 1, 2004
By: Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
The ADA requires that people who use wheelchairs have access to dispersed seating in sports arenas like Coors Field and that they have a choice of admission prices and lines of sight comparable to those for members of the general public. For baseball fans who do not use wheelchairs, Defendant ...
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April 19, 2021
Denver Performing Arts Complex
Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
Date: September 30, 2008
By: Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
CCDC and several members filed a lawsuit to rectify accessibility problems at the Denver Performing Arts Complex that is owned by the City and County of Denver, as well as the Denver Center for Performing Arts, Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet and Opera Colorado who also produce events at the ...
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April 19, 2021
Taco Bell
Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
Date: January 14, 2000
By: Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
Inaccessible queue line widths and counter heights; case filed as a statewide class action with state law CADA damages for class members.*
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April 19, 2021
Hotel Transportation: Hospitality Properties Trust
Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
Date: November 27, 2017
By: Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
CCDC is joining the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) and the law firms of Lewis, Feinberg, Lee & Jackson, Lee, P.C. and Campins Benham-Baker, LLP in California litigation against Ashford Hospitality Trust. The issue involves whether a Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”), ...
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April 19, 2021
Breimhorst v. ETS
Disability Rights Advocates
Date: August 5, 2002
By: Disability Rights Advocates
This case received major national attention as it challenged the practice of “flagging” test scores for students with disabilities who ask for accommodations. Flagging is the practice by which administrators of standardized tests place notations on the score reports of people with disabilities ...
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April 19, 2021
National Federation of the Blind (NFB), et al. v. Law School Admissions Council (LSAC)
Disability Rights Advocates
Date: February 1, 2011
By: Disability Rights Advocates
The Law School Admission Council’s (LSAC) website is the gateway for aspiring law students to apply to law schools and to register for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Yet, LSAC operated a website that was not accessible to blind law school applicants who use screen reader software ...
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April 19, 2021
Charles Schwab Web Accessibility Agreement
Law Office of Lainey Feingold
Date: June 30, 2012
By: Law Office of Lainey Feingold
This is the Charles Schwab settlement agreement about the accessibility of its website. Schwab agreed to make changes to its website to make it easier for people with visual impairments to use the site. Lainey Feingold was the lawyer for a blind Schwab customer. No lawsuit was filed. Instead, a ...
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April 19, 2021
Accessible Pedestrian Signals: San Francisco Sets an Example
American Foundation for the Blind
Date: May 16, 2007
By: Lainey Feingold, Jessie Lorenz
Accessible Pedestrian Signals are a vital component of any pedestrian safety program for people who are blind or have low vision. Accessible pedestrian signals, commonly referred to as APS, provide both an audible and a vibrotactile method of informing pedestrians when the visual WALK signal is ...
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April 19, 2021
S.W. v. City of New York
Children's Rights
Date: April 29, 2005
By: Children's Rights
Children’s Rights, along with local co-counsel in Florida and New York, filed this damages lawsuit on April 29, 2009 on behalf of 10 special needs children who were placed under the care of Judith Leekin, who repeatedly abused, tortured, neglected and imprisoned the children. The lawsuit named ...
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April 17, 2021
Brazwell v. Wagner
National Center for Youth Law
Date: November 22, 2010
By: National Center for Youth Law
This case challenged California’s policy of denying cash assistance to relative caregivers when the children they care for get in trouble with the law and are returned home on probation.*
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April 17, 2021
Cameron v. Johnson (1965, 1968)
The First Amendment Encyclopedia
Date: June 7, 1965
By: John R. Vile
In Cameron v. Johnson, 381 U.S. 741 (1965) and 390 U.S. 611 (1968), the Supreme Court first remanded the case — concerning allegations that a Mississippi anti-picketing statute was overly broad and was designed to discourage civil rights activities — and then affirmed a lower court’s ...
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April 17, 2021
Rodriguez v. Providence Community Corrections
Fines & Fees Justice Center
Date: October 19, 2015
By: Fines & Fees Justice Center
Providence Community Corrections (PCC), a private for-profit organization, was the manager of the misdemeanor probation system for Rutherford County, Tennessee. Those who could afford to pay the fees were placed on unsupervised probation; those who could not were supervised by PCC. PCC was funded ...
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April 17, 2021
Kenny v. Wilson
ACLU
Date: March 8, 2021
By: ACLU
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s “disturbing schools” law. The law allows students in school to be criminally charged for normal adolescent behaviors including loitering, cursing, or undefined “obnoxious” actions on school grounds ...
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April 17, 2021
Hayden v. Keller
Juvenile Sentencing Project
Date: September 25, 2015
By: Juvenile Sentencing Project
Hayden filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in federal court asserting a violation of the Eighth Amendment. Hayden was serving a sentence of natural life for various non-homicide offenses. He became eligible for parole after serving twenty years, and was considered for parole every year ...
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April 17, 2021
Thomas v. City of Gulfport
Fines & Fees Justice Center
Date: August 1, 2005
By: Fines & Fees Justice Center
The Harrison County Jail was a modern day debtors’ prison. Officers went to predominantly African American neighborhoods arbitrarily checking people to see if they had paid their court fines and fees. People who owed fines were taken to jail where they were charged an additional fee of $25 per ...
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April 17, 2021
Fant et al. v. City of Ferguson
Fines & Fees Justice Center
Date: March 19, 2020
By: Fines & Fees Justice Center
The City of Ferguson jails people when they cannot afford to pay their traffic debt and cash bonds for other minor offenses. No inquiry is made into the person’s ability to pay, no alternatives to payment are offered to the individuals, and no counsel is provided. Jail officers arbitrarily set ...
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April 17, 2021
Caliste v. Cantrell
MacArthur Justice Center
Date: October 1, 2019
By: MacArthur Justice Center
The MacArthur Justice Center is pursuing a federal class action lawsuit against Orleans Magistrate Judge Harry E. Cantrell challenging his practice of setting high bail amounts without any consideration of the person’s ability to pay or alternative no-cost conditions of release. Judge Cantrell ...
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April 17, 2021
Edwards et al. v. Red Hills Community Probation, LLC
Fines & Fees Justice Center
Date: April 10, 2015
By: Fines & Fees Justice Center
Red Hills Community Probation, LLC contracted with local governments to supervise probation. Defendants unable to pay their court fines and fees were placed on probation. At the courthouse, probation officers threatened individuals with jail if they failed to make a payment. Further, Red Hills ...
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April 17, 2021
Is it an unconstitutional taking of property without just compensation to require sex offenders to move away from their home if a school, playground, or daycare center is established near their home after their initial occupation?
Harvard University
Date: July 15, 2018
By: Joseph William Singer
In Mann v. Georgia Department of Corrections,653 S.E.2d 740 (Ga. 2007), the Georgia Supreme Court held that a state statute prohibiting registered sex offenders from living or working within 1,000 feet of any facility where minors congregate, see Ga. Code Åò42-1-15, constituted a taking of ...
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April 17, 2021
Johnson v. Bush
Brennan Center for Justice
Date: November 14, 2005
By: Brennan Center for Justice
The Center, representing more than 600,000 Florida citizens in a class action suit, challenged Florida’s permanent disenfranchisement of people with felony convictions. Together with co-counsel, the Center argued that, because of its discriminatory intent and effect, Florida’s voting ban ...
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April 17, 2021
Jackson v. Taylor
Oyez
Date: April 30, 1957
By: Oyez
A general court-martial found a soldier guilty of the separate offenses of premeditated murder and attempted rape and, in accordance with the usual practice, gave him an aggregate sentence of life imprisonment for both offenses. The Army Board of Review set aside the conviction on the murder charge, ...
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April 17, 2021
Executions Scheduled for Four Federal Inmates Convicted of Murdering Children
DOJ
Date: June 15, 2020
By: DOJ
Attorney General William P. Barr today directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to schedule the executions of four federal death-row inmates who were convicted of murdering children in violation of federal law and who, in two cases, raped the children they murdered.

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April 17, 2021
Colorado Springs Agrees to $100K Settlement to Compensate Victims of Debtors’ Prison Practices
ACLU
Date: May 5, 2016
By: ACLU
The City of Colorado Springs has agreed, as part of a $103,000 settlement with the ACLU of Colorado, to stop converting impoverished defendants’ fines into jail time, to stop sentencing defendants to jail for non-jailable offenses, and to compensate dozens of individuals whose court fines were ...
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April 17, 2021
Sims v. CDCR (California Death Penalty)
ACLU
Date: November 10, 2016
By: ACLU
The ACLU Foundation of Northern California and the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP filed a lawsuit challenging a law that gives unlimited discretion over executions to the California Department of Corrections.*
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April 17, 2021
Beardslee v. Woodford
ACLU
Date: January 11, 2005
By: ACLU
An appeal was filed to halt the execution of Donald Beardslee, arguing that one of the drugs used in the procedure, Pavulon, would paralyze and leave him unable to signal if he was in pain, violating Beardslee's Eighth Amendment right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment. The ACLU ...
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April 17, 2021
Justice Network v. Craighead County
Fine & Fees Justice Center
Date: June 19, 2017
By: Fine & Fees Justice Center
This case was brought by a private probation company, Justice Network, Inc. (JNI). JNI had exclusive control of administering and collecting all misdemeanor probation fees in Craighead County. Contracts between JNI and each individual probationer stipulated that JNI would provide probation services ...
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April 17, 2021
Hill v. Lockhart
Oyez
Date: October 07, 1985
By: Oyez
Pursuant to a plea-bargaining agreement, petitioner pleaded guilty in an Arkansas court to charges of first-degree murder and theft of property, and the court accepted the plea, sentencing him, in accordance with the State's recommendations, to concurrent sentences of 35 years for the murder and 10 ...
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April 17, 2021
Mitchell v. City of Montgomery
Fines & Fees Justice Center
Date: March 14, 2014
By: Fines & Fees Justice Center
Unable to pay debt from traffic tickets, impoverished defendants were given the options of paying the debt immediately or sitting out their debt in jail at the rate of $50.00 a day. Those in jail were given the further option of performing janitorial services at the rate of $25.00 a day. No inquiry ...
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April 17, 2021
Gooden v. Worley
Brennan Center for Justice
Date: June 1, 2007
By: Brennan Center for Justice
The Brennan Center filed an amicus brief in support of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's lawsuit to compel the Secretary of State to register eligible Alabama voters.*
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April 17, 2021
Haitian Refugee Center, Inc. v. James Baker, III: The Dred Scott Case of Immigration Law
Penn State International Law Review
Date: September 1, 1992
By: Thomas David Jones
On December 16, 1990, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a Roman Catholic priest and populist politician, was elected president of the Haitian republic. Aristide was the first democratically elected president in Haiti's politically turbulent history.2 Subsequently, on September 29, 1991, less than a year ...
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April 17, 2021
U.T. v. Barr
ACLU
Date: March 2, 2020
By: ACLU
The American Civil Liberties Union, National Immigrant Justice Center, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, and Human Rights First filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s policies regarding so-called “safe third country” agreements with Guatemala and other nations that ...
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April 17, 2021
City of Seattle v. DHS
Project Democracy
Date: December 12, 2019
By: Project Democracy
In October, 2019, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced changes to the naturalization process that would present significant barriers to citizenship for tens of thousands of non-wealthy applicants each year.

If permitted to go into effect, the new rules would make it ...
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April 17, 2021
Diouf v. Napolitano
ACLU
Date: April 21, 2011
By: ACLU
Diouf v. Napolitano set important precedent on the due process rights of detained immigrants. The government detained Mr. Diouf -- a Senegalese native who came the United States on a student visa, obtained a college degree and married a United States citizen – for over 19 months without ever ...
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April 17, 2021
Gay Straight Alliance Network v. Visalia Unified School District
ACLU
Date: Aug 13, 2002
By: ACLU
The Visalia Unified School District has agreed to adopt sweeping reforms to address anti-gay harassment, including groundbreaking measures to train staff and students with the goal of preventing harassment before it happens.

The settlement ends a federal lawsuit filed by the American ...
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April 17, 2021
M.S.P.C. v. Johnson
ACLU
Date: January 30, 2015
By: ACLU
The American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Council, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and National Immigration Law Center voluntarily dismissed its case against the federal government that challenged its policies denying a fair deportation process to mothers ...
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April 17, 2021
Hill v. Snyder
ACLU
Date: September 13, 2017
By: ACLU
Federal Judge strikes down Michigan parole statute condemning youthful offenders to life in prison without the possibility of parole.*
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April 17, 2021
Harris v. Quinn
SCOTUS Blog
Date: August 1, 2014
By: SCOTUS Blog
The holding in a lower court for this case was that the First Amendment prohibits the collection of an agency fee from the plaintiffs in this case, home health care providers who do not wish to join or support a union.

The Supreme Court judgment reversed in part, affirmed in part, and ...
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April 17, 2021
Young v. Hosemann
ACLU
Date: September 12, 2008
By: ACLU
The ACLU filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging Mississippi’s denial of voting rights to citizens with felony convictions. Although the Mississippi Constitution permits people who have been convicted of a crime to vote for president and vice president, election administrators
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April 17, 2021
DC and Maryland sue President Trump on emoluments
CREW
Date: January 25, 2021
By: CREW
On June 12, 2017, the District of Columbia (the District), and the State of Maryland filed a historic lawsuit against Donald J. Trump in his official capacity as President of the United States for his unprecedented violations of the constitution. CREW is serving as co-counsel for Plaintiff’s DC ...
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April 17, 2021
Kronen v. NYC (Challenging Arrest of High School Teachers Who Questioned Handcurring of Students)
NYCLU
Date: March 13, 2007
By: NYCLU
The NYCLU filed this case on behalf of two high school teachers who were arrested, handcuffed and verbally abused by the NYPD without cause after they questioned police officers handcuffing students who had been involved in a fight. The NYCLU filed the lawsuit in an attempt to vindicate the ...
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April 17, 2021
North Baton Rouge Matters v. City of Baton Rouge
ACLU
Date: November 29, 2016
By: ACLU
Local organizing groups and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed a lawsuit on June 13, 2016 against the Baton Rouge Police Department for violating the First Amendment rights of demonstrators who were protesting peacefully against the killing of Alton Sterling. The case is co- ...
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April 17, 2021
Yarls v. Bunton
ACLU
Date: January 12, 2016
By: ACLU
The ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of criminal defendants in Orleans Parish who are unable to afford an attorney. The suit attacks Louisiana’s chronic underfunding of its public defender system.*
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April 17, 2021
Thompson v. Ricci, et al.
ACLU
Date: November 24, 2009
By: ACLU
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of New Jersey filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a New Jersey prisoner, an ordained Pentecostal minister, who is asking the state to respect his religious freedom by restoring his right to preach. Howard Thompson, Jr. had preached at weekly worship ...
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April 17, 2021
Sevcik v. Sandoval
Lambda Legal
Date: October 9, 2014
By: Labmda Legal
Lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada arguing that Nevada’s ban on marriage equality violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.*
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April 17, 2021
Fisher-Borne v. Smith - Freedom to Marry in North Carolina
ACLU
Date: October 14, 2014
By: ACLU
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation have filed a lawsuit on behalf of six same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry, and the right to obtain second parent adoptions for their children.*
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April 17, 2021
Lazaro and Matos v. Orr
ACLU
Date: May 30, 2011
By: ACLU
On behalf of nine Illinois couples seeking recognition for their shared love and commitment, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Illinois have filed a lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of Illinois' law that denies gay and lesbian couples the freedom to marry. Currently, ...
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April 17, 2021
County of Santa Clara v. HHS
Lambda Legal
Date: October 14, 2020
By: Lambda Legal
Lambda Legal, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services “Denial-of-Care” Rule.*
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April 17, 2021
Tracy Cooper-Harris, et al. v. United States of America, et al.
SPLC
Date: August 29, 2013
By: SPLC
Tracey Cooper-Harris served her country for 12 years in the U.S. Army. She received more than two dozen medals and commendations, and was honorably discharged in 2003. In 2010, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a disabling disease that attacks the brain and central nervous system. The ...
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April 17, 2021
Aaron-Brush v. Bently - Freedom to Marry in Alabama
ACLU
Date: June 10, 2014
By: ACLU
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Alabama have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Alabama's ban on marriage for same-sex couples. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of April and Ginger Aaron-Brush of Birmingham. The couple was wed in Massachusetts, but their marriage is not ...
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April 17, 2021
CCR v. Obama (formerly CCR v. Bush)
Center for Constitutional Rights
Date: March 3, 2014
By: Center for Constitutional Rights
In December 2005, the New York Times broke the story that, for more than four years, the NSA had engaged in a widespread program of warrantless electronic surveillance of telephone calls and emails, with the approval of President Bush and in violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ( ...
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April 17, 2021
Raistlen Katka v. State of Montana
ACLU
Date: April 12, 2012
By: ACLU
The ACLU, along with co-operating attorney Andree Larose of the Helena firm, Reynolds, Motl and Sherwood, filed a complaint against the state of Montana and the Montana Department of Corrections in December 2009 on behalf of a 17-year-old who has been incarcerated in the maximum security section of ...
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April 17, 2021
Emily J. v. Weicker
National Center for Youth Law
Date: November 18, 2016JI-CT-0001
By: National Center for Youth Law
This class action lawsuit charged that the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) was grossly underfunded and understaffed, child abuse complaints were not investigated, high caseloads overwhelmed social workers, and the dwindling supply of foster parents were underpaid and ...
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April 17, 2021
City of Canton, Ohio v. Harris
Oyez
Date: November 08, 1988
By: Oyez
Officers of the Canton Police Department arrested Geraldine Harris on April 26, 1978 and brought her to the police station. Upon arrival, the officers found Harris sitting on the floor of the patrol wagon. They asked if she needed medical attention, and she responded incoherently. Inside the ...
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April 17, 2021
Bethany Cajune v. Lake County
ACLU
Date: April 6, 2011
By: ACLU
Bethany Cajune was about five months pregnant when she was incarcerated in the Lake County Jail for traffic violations. She had been undergoing treatment for addiction to painkillers, but the jailers denied her the doctor-prescribed medication she needed to avoid going through withdrawal. Bethany ...
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April 17, 2021
Ramirez-Martinez v. ICE
ACLU
Date: April 4, 2014
By: ACLU
Since March 7, 2014, immigration detainees at the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma, Washington have been engaging in hunger strikes to protest the unfairness of national immigration policies and raise awareness about the conditions of their confinement. Their grievances include poor food ...
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April 17, 2021
Gayle v. Napolitano
ACLU
Date: January 8, 2013
By: ACLU
Gayle v. Napolitano is a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of hundreds of immigrants in New Jersey subject to mandatory immigration detention. The lawsuit challenges the federal government's policy of locking up immigrants in deportation proceedings without any chance for release on bail, even ...
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April 17, 2021
Muslim Ban Litigation
Brennan Center for Justice
Date: February 3, 2020
By: Brennan Center for Justice
Less than a week after taking office, President Trump began the process of following through on his campaign promise of instituting a Muslim ban, triggering large-scale protests and chaos at airports around the country. Push back from the Courts led to the first ban being revoked, but two ...
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April 17, 2021
Alasaad v. Wolf (Formerly Alasaad v. McAleenan and Alasaad v. Duke)
ACLU
Date: May 10, 2018
By: ACLU
The ACLU of Massachusetts, the national ACLU, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security on behalf of 11 travelers whose smartphones and laptops were searched without warrants at the U.S. border.*
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April 17, 2021
Briggs v. Borough of Norristown et al.
ACLU
Date: September 18, 2014
By: ACLU
The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Pennsylvania, and the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, have filed a federal lawsuit challenging an unconstitutional municipal ordinance that punishes innocent tenants and their landlords for requesting police assistance. The challenge was filed on ...
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April 17, 2021
The Pigford Cases: USDA Settlement of Discrimination Suits by Black Farmers
Congressional Research Service
Date: May 29, 2013
By: Tadlock Cowan and Jody Feder
This report highlights some of the events that led up to the original Pigford class action suit and the subsequent Pigford II settlement. The report also outlines the structure of both the original consent decree in Pigford and the settlement agreement in Pigford II. In addition, the report ...
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April 17, 2021
Antoine v. Winner School District
ACLU
Date: February 10, 2014
By: ACLU
Filed in 2006, the ACLU's Antoine v. Winner School District class action lawsuit alleged discrimination against Native American students in the mostly-white Winner, South Dakota school district. The lawsuit was settled in December of 2007, and the ACLU works directly with the community and the ...
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April 15, 2021
NAD v. Netflix
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
Date: Oct. 10, 2012
By: Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
Today’s precedent-setting Consent Decree will increase access for people who are deaf and hard of hearing to movies and television streamed on the Internet, one of the fastest growing entertainment venues in the country. The case is already notable for establishing that the ADA applies to on line ...
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April 15, 2021
Project Civic Access
United States Department of Justice
Date: Feb. 7, 2018
By: Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act
The following settlement agreements resolve cases that are part of the Department's Project Civic Access, a wide-ranging effort to ensure that counties, cities, towns, and villages comply with the ADA by eliminating physical and communication barriers that prevent people with disabilities from ...
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April 15, 2021
Willits, et al. v. City of Los Angeles
Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho
By: Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian, & Ho
GBDH, along with co-counsel Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns, Disability Rights Legal Center, and Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center serve as class counsel in the matter of Willits v. City of Los Angeles, Case No. CV 10-05782 CBM (C.D. Cal.). GBDH and its co-counsel represent a ...
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April 15, 2021
Suter v. Aritist M.
Juvenile Law Center
Date: Jan. 1, 1992
By: Juvenile Law Center
The Supreme Court granted certiorari to determine whether a class of foster children had a private right of action under a provision of the federal child welfare law, the Adoption and Assistance Child Welfare Act, that required that the child welfare agency make “reasonable efforts” to preserve ...
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April 15, 2021
The Gautreaux Lawsuit
BPI
Date: Jul. 31, 2024
By: BPI
BPI’s housing work began in 1970 when attorney Alexander Polikoff joined BPI and brought with him the Gautreaux litigation. Filed by Polikoff in 1966, against the background of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Chicago open housing marches, Gautreaux et al. v. Chicago Housing Authority was the ...
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April 15, 2021
ACLU v. DOJ - Lawsuit to Enforce NSA Warrantless Surveillance FOIA Request
American Civil Liberties Union
Date: Mar. 18, 2011
By: ACLU
Following news reports in December 2005 that President Bush had authorized the National Security Agency (NSA) to conduct warrantless surveillance of Americans, the ACLU filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents pertaining to this illegal spying program. Among the documents ...
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April 15, 2021
Mohamed et al. v. Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc.
American Civil Liberties Union
Date: Nov. 15, 2011
By: ACLU
During the Bush administration, the practice of "extraordinary rendition" was used to apprehend and detain foreign nationals suspected of involvement in terrorism. The suspect would be arrested and secretly transferred to prisons run by foreign intelligence agencies in countries know to torture, or ...
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April 15, 2021
Hope v. Pelzer
Oyez
Date: Jun. 27, 2002
By: Oyez
As an Alabama prison inmate, Larry Hope was twice handcuffed to a hitching post for disruptive conduct. Both times prison guards handcuffed Hope above shoulder height, and when he tried moving his arms to improve circulation, the handcuffs cut into his wrists. During the second incident, guards ...
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April 15, 2021
Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, et al. v. Deal, et al.
The Southern Poverty Law Center
Date: Jun. 2, 2011
By: Southern Poverty Law Center
Georgia in 2011 enacted a law authorizing police to demand "papers" demonstrating citizenship or immigration status during traffic stops, criminalizes Georgians who interact with undocumented individuals, and makes it unjustifiably difficult for individuals without specific identification documents ...
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April 15, 2021
Morrow et al v. City of Tenaha et al
ACLU of Texas
Date: Jun. 13, 2017
By: ACLU Texas
Beginning in 2006, under the guise of looking for criminal activity, the police in Tenaha, Texas stopped, searched, and often seized property from Blacks and Latinos traveling through town with no suspicion of criminal activity.
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April 15, 2021
Conde Vidal v. Garcia Padilla (formerly known as Conde Vidal v. Rius Armendariz)
Lambda Legal
Date: April 7, 2016
By: Lambda Legal
Lambda Legal has joined a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Puerto Rico and to compel Puerto Rico to recognize the legal marriages of same-sex couples entered into in other jurisdictions.*
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April 15, 2021
In re Marriage Cases
ACLU
Date: May 15, 2008
By: ACLU
On May 15, 2008, the California Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional for the state to ban same-sex couples from civil marriage. The ACLU Foundation of Northern California and co-counsel represent a group of committed lesbian and gay couples as well as two non-profit organizations, ...
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April 15, 2021
V.L. v. E.L.
SCOTUS Blog
Date: April 8, 2016
By: SCOTUS Blog
The Alabama Supreme Court erred in refusing to grant full faith and credit to a judgment by a Georgia court making a woman the legal parent of the children she had raised with her same-sex partner since birth; the judgment appears on its face to have been issued by a court with jurisdiction and ...
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April 15, 2021
ACLU v. FBI - FOIA Case for Records Relating to Patriot Act Section 215
ACLU
Date: October 6, 2014
By: ACLU
In May 2011, the ACLU filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Justice Department seeking information about the government's use and interpretation of Patriot Act Section 215, which authorizes the government to obtain “any tangible thing” that is “relevant to” a terrorism ...
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April 15, 2021
Reforming Juvenile Delinquency Treatment to Enhance Rehabilitation, Personal Accountability, and Public Safety
National Juvenile Justice Network
Date: April 6, 2006
By: Douglas E. Abrams
The time may be ripe for meaningful reform after the spate of
“get tough” legislation that drove juvenile justice policy in the
1990s. The nation’s violent juvenile crime rate has fallen steadily
since 1994, evidently diminishing immediate public pressure for
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April 15, 2021
Prison Legal News, et al. v. Berkeley County Sheriff, et al.
ACLU
Date: January 10, 2012
By: ACLU
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in October 2010 challenging an unconstitutional policy at the Berkeley County Detention Center in Moncks Corner, S.C. barring most books, magazines and newspapers from being sent to prisoners.*
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April 15, 2021
Villas at Parkside Partners v. City of Farmers Branch
ACLU
Date: February 5, 2015
By: ACLU
Beginning in 2006, the city of Farmers Branch, Texas, passed a series of housing ordinances restricting an individual’s ability to rent housing based on immigration status. The most recent ordinance required all prospective renters to provide proof of immigration status to be verified by the ...
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April 15, 2021
Trader Joe’s Point of Sale Agreement and Amendment
Law Office of Lainey Feingold
Date: August 18, 2009
By: Law Office of Lainey Feingold
This document is the legal agreement signed by Trader Joe’s and of the American Council of the Blind (ACB), the American Foundation for the Blind, and the California Council of the Blind (CCB). In this document, Trader Joe’s agreed to make changes so blind people can pay for things with payment ...
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April 15, 2021
ACLU v. NSA - Challenge to Warantless Wiretapping
ACLU
Date: September 10, 2014
By: ACLU
In 2006, in the first federal challenge ever argued against the NSA's warrantless wiretapping program, the ACLU defeated the Bush administration when a district court declared the program unconstitutional. But in July 2007, the 6th Circuit overturned that decision. The ACLU asked the Supreme Court ...
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April 15, 2021
Bradford County Settles Lawsuit Challenging Faith-Based Inmate Rehabilitation Program
ACLU Pennsylvania
Date: April 3, 2007
By: ACLU
The Moeller v. Bradford County lawsuit charged that federal, state, and Bradford County violated the Constitution by using tax payers' money to fund The Firm Foundation because its program proselytized to inmates, pressured them to take part in prayer, and hired only Christians as employees. The ...
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April 15, 2021
Gray v. City of Valley Park, Missouri
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Date: Mar. 13, 2007
By: MALDEF
In July 2006, the City of Valley Park, Missouri enacted two anti-immigrant ordinances penalizing businesses and landlords for hiring or renting to undocumented persons. MALDEF and a coalition of attorneys successfully challenged the original ordinances and amended ordinances enacted during the ...
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April 15, 2021
Texas v. Holder
Campaign Legal Center
Date: Apr. 21, 2015
By: Campaign Legal Center
The State of Texas unsuccessfully sought preclearance approval under the Voting Rights Act of its 2011 voter photo ID law (SB 14); a three-judge court found the State failed to prove the law was non-discriminatory. The Supreme Court vacated the judgment following its decision in Shelby County v ...
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April 15, 2021
Cutter v. Wilkinson
Oyez
Date: May 31, 2005
By: Oyez
The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (2000, RLUIPA) prohibited government from imposing a substantial burden on prisoners' religious exercise, unless the burden furthered a "compelling government interest." Prisoners in Ohio alleged in federal district court that prison ...
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April 10, 2021
Gulino v. Board of Education Litigation
Garden City Group
Date: Mar. 22, 2021
By: Garden City Group
In 1996, plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against the New York City Department of Education ("DOE")1 and the New York State Education Department (“SED”), alleging that the DOE and SED were violating Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as amended 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") by ...
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April 10, 2021
Gulino v. The Board of Education of the City of New York and the New York State Education Department
Center for Constitutional Rights
Date: Sep. 23, 2020
By: Center for Constitutional Rights
Gulino v. The Board of Education of the City of New York and the New York State Education Department is a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of public school teachers of color challenging the use of discriminatory tests and licensing rules to deprive them of equal salaries, pensions, benefits, ...
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April 9, 2021
Justice Department Moves to Intervene in Disability Discrimination Suit Against City of Chicago Regarding Pedestrians with Visual Disabilities
Department of Justice
Date: Apr. 8, 2021
By: Department of Justice
The Justice Department today moved to intervene in a disability discrimination lawsuit that private plaintiffs with visual disabilities brought against the City of Chicago under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504). The department’s ...
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April 7, 2021
Common Cause Indiana v. Lawson II
Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project
Date: Mar. 13, 2021
By: COVID-Related Election Litigation Tracker
Plaintiffs brought suit requesting an injunction on Indiana's Noon Election Day Receipt Deadline for mail-in ballots, which causes disenfranchisement of voters (thousands in the June primary); requesting that mail-in ballots postmarked on or before Election Day but received within a reasonable time ...
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April 7, 2021
American Civil Liberties Union v. Donald Trump
American Civil Liberties Union
Date: Jul. 18, 2017
By: American Civil Liberties Union
On July 10, 2017, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit over the lack of transparency by President Trump’s election commission.

The lawsuit charges the commission with failing to comply with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which is designed to ensure public ...
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April 4, 2021
In re National Security Letter 2013 (13-1165)
https://www.eff.org/cases/re-national-security-letter-2013-13-1165
Date: Apr. 4, 2017
By: Electronic Frontier Foundation
This is the second of three active EFF legal challenges to the FBI's NSL authority. Links to the related NSL cases are here and here.

Since the first national security letter (NSL) statute was passed in 1986, the FBI has issued hundreds of thousands of such letters seeking the private ...
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April 3, 2021
Elisa W v. The City of New York
A Better Childhood
Date: 2015
By: A Better Childhood
New York State fails to exercise sufficient oversight over New York City’s child welfare system and to take necessary steps to ensure that the City complies with federal law. In addition, NYC fails to monitor private agencies with which it contracts for foster care services. The result of these ...
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April 3, 2021
State Settles Decade-Long Lawsuit Challenging Unconstitutional Punishment of Children with Life Behind Bars without the Possibility of Parole
ACLU Michigan
Date: Sep. 30, 2020
By: ACLU Michigan
State law was declared unconstitutional resulting in over a hundred released back to their communities; settlement requires access to rehabilitative programming and sets timeline for resentencing and opportunity for release for all youth whose sentences were ruled to be unconstitutional *
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April 1, 2021
Proclamation 10141 of January 20, 2021 Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States
Govinfo.gov
Date: Jan. 20, 2021
By: Joseph Biden
Now, therefore, I, Joseph R. Biden JR., President of the United States, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 212(f) and 215(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1182(f) and 1185(a), hereby find that it is ...
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April 1, 2021
Texas v. United States
MALDEF
Date: Mar. 29, 2021
By: MALDEF
Texas v. United States is a challenge to the legality of DACA by nine states led by Texas.*
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April 1, 2021
Miranda v. Barr
ACLU
Date: May 29, 2020
By: ACLU
The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Maryland, and Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition filed a federal lawsuit on April 30, 2020, challenging the Trump administration’s failure to provide fair hearings to people in immigration detention. The case was filed on behalf of ...
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March 31, 2021
Pars Equality Center v. Pompeo
Free Law Project
Date: Mar. 24, 2021
By: Court Listener
The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Maryland, and Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition filed a federal lawsuit on April 30, 2020, challenging the Trump administration’s failure to provide fair hearings to people in immigration detention. The case was filed on behalf of ...
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March 30, 2021
Electronic Privacy Information Center v. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Mink LLC
Date: Jan. 31, 2020
By: Docketbird
The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Maryland, and Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition filed a federal lawsuit on April 30, 2020, challenging the Trump administration’s failure to provide fair hearings to people in immigration detention. The case was filed on behalf of ...
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March 30, 2021
EPIC v. ICE (Palantir Databases)
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Date: Jan. 30, 2020
By: Electronic Privacy Information Center
ICE has contracted with Palantir Technologies, Inc. to build and/or maintain information systems that contain vast amounts of information on individuals, such as the FALCON systems and the Investigative Case Management (ICM) system. In its 2018 Budget in Brief, DHS listed $20.3 million in funding ...
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March 29, 2021
Clarendon County in Black & White: A Visit to the Home of Briggs v. Elliott, 50 Years After Brown v. Board of Education
Date: Spring 2004
By: David J. Garrow
7 Green Bag 2d 237
As Brown’s fiftieth anniversary approaches on May 17, many eyes will turn towards Clarendon County to measure what has changed, and what has not changed, over the past five decades. Although Clarendon is still a largely rural, generally poor, majority-black county, Roberts’s success exemplifies ...
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March 29, 2021
Briggs v. Elliott
South Carolina Encyclopedia
Date: May 17, 2016
By: W. Marvin Dulaney ( University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies)
Originally a lawsuit filed by twenty African American parents in Clarendon County for equal educational opportunities for their children, Briggs v. Elliott was the first case in the twentieth century to challenge the constitutionality of racially segregated schools. The case carries the names of ...
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March 27, 2021
Barr v. Aleman Gonzalez
SCOTUSblog
Date: Dec. 23, 2020
By: SCOTUSblog
Issue: Whether an alien who is detained under 8 U.S.C. § 1231 is entitled by statute, after six months of detention, to a bond hearing at which the government must prove to an immigration judge that the alien is a flight risk or a danger to the community.*
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March 24, 2021
How America’s Most Famous Federal Prison Faced a Dirty Secret
The Marshall Project
Date: Dec. 5, 2016
By: Andrew Cohen
The mentally ill in federal prisons are on the verge of a big victory. For many years the most famous federal prison in America, the “Supermax” facility in Florence, Colorado, held a dirty secret: even though it was not permitted by law to house mentally ill prisoners, many of the men locked ...
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March 23, 2021
Raimondo v. FBI (Internet Free Speech)
ACLU
Date: Aug. 27, 2018
By: ACLU Northern California
In 2004, the FBI conducted a “threat assessment” of long-time journalists and commentators Justin Raimondo and Eric Garris, as well as their website, Antiwar.com. In violation of the federal Privacy Act, this threat assessment compiled descriptions of the journalists’ First Amendment ...
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March 23, 2021
Raimondo v. FBI
Knight First Amendment Institute
Date: 2019
By: Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University (Columbia University)
On August 3, 2018, the Knight Institute, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Color of Change filed an amicus brief in Raimondo v. FBI, a case in which the Ninth Circuit is considering challenges brought by two journalists against the government for maintaining records documenting their First ...
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March 22, 2021
In re National Security Letter 2013 (13-1165)
https://www.eff.org/cases/re-national-security-letter-2013-13-1165
Date: May 1, 2013
By: Electric Frontier Foundation
Since the first national security letter (NSL) statute was passed in 1986, the FBI has issued hundreds of thousands of such letters seeking the private telecommunications and financial records of Americans without any prior approval from courts. In addition to this immense investigatory power, NSL ...
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March 16, 2021
Class Action Civil Rights Suit Filed over Brutal NYPD Policing of BLM Protests
Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP
Date: Aug. 20, 2019
By: Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP
Beldock Levine & Hoffman, Gideon O. Oliver, Cohen & Green, and Wylie M. Stecklow announce the filing of a major class action lawsuit against the City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, and other City officials, over the NYPD’s violent policing of the ...
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March 16, 2021
Payne et al. v De Blasio et al.
New York Civil Liberties Union
Date: Oct. 26, 2020
By: New York Civil Liberties Union
The New York Civil Liberties Union and The Legal Aid Society filed a lawsuit against Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, Chief of Department Terence Monahan, the City of New York, and several individual police officers for their roles in the indiscriminate brutalizing of peaceful ...
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March 16, 2021
Baltimore v. Trump
Democracy Forward Foundation
Date: May 15, 2020
By: Democracy Forward
In January 2018, the Trump Administration made an unlawful, under-the-radar change to the State Department’s definition of “public charge,” a provision in immigration law that limits who may come to the United States. Specifically, the State Department amended the Foreign Affairs Manual to ...
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March 12, 2021
Portland and Oakland Sue Trump Administration for Unlawful Deployment of Federal Agents and Unconstitutional Interference with Local Control
Public Rights Project
Date: Oct. 15, 2020
By: Public Rights Project
The cities of Portland and Oakland, represented by co-counsel at Public Rights Project, filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s new policy and practice of unlawfully deploying federal law enforcement under the guise of protecting federal property. The purpose of this new policy and ...
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March 8, 2021
Harper, et al. v. Cuomo, et al.
Relman Colfax PLLC
Date: Jan. 14, 2021
By: Relman Colfax PLLC
This lawsuit, brought pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), Rehabilitation Act (“RA”), and the Eighth Amendment, alleges that New York State and its prison officials violated the statutory and constitutional rights of elderly and medically-vulnerable incarcerated people ...
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March 5, 2021
EPIC v. ICE (Mobile Forensics)
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Date: Mar. 19, 2019
By: Electronic Privacy Information Center
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) searches mobile devices while carrying out law enforcement activities, potentially subjecting millions to searches inside its claimed enforcement authority 100 miles from the border into the interior. Over the last few years, ICE tested devices made ...
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March 1, 2021
Executive Order 13798—Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty
Administration of Donald J. Trump
Date: May 4, 2017
By: Donald J. Trump
It shall be the policy of the executive branch to vigorously enforce Federal law's robust protections for religious freedom. The Founders envisioned a Nation in which religious voices and views were integral to a vibrant public square, and in which religious people and institutions were free to ...
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February 27, 2021
Immigrant Rights Groups File Class Action Suit Challenging Trump Administration’s “Muslim Ban”
American Immigration Council
Date: Mar. 17, 2017
By: American Immigration Council
In January 2017, the American Immigration Council, along with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and the National Immigration Project filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s first Muslim ban, implemented through an executive order, on grounds that it violates the Constitution� ...
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February 24, 2021
Muslim Ban Litigation
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law
Date: Feb. 3, 2020
By: Brennan Center for Justice
Less than a week after taking office, President Trump began the process of following through on his campaign promise of instituting a Muslim ban, triggering large-scale protests and chaos at airports around the country. Push back from the Courts led to the first ban being revoked, but two ...
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February 24, 2021
Criminal Alien Program (CAP) FOIA Documents
American Immigration Council
Date: Jul. 15, 2014
By: American Immigration Council
American Immigration Council and AILA’s Connecticut chapter initially sought records related to CAP through a FOIA request to ICE in December 2011. When ICE refused to release records responsive to the request, Plaintiffs filed suit under FOIA for declaratory and injunctive relief to compel the ...
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February 24, 2021
Criminal Alien Program (CAP)
American Immigration Council
Date: Jul. 31, 2013
By: American Immigration Council
Co-Plaintiffs American Immigration Council and AILA’s Connecticut chapter initially sought records related to the Criminal Alien Program (CAP) through a FOIA request to ICE in December 2011. When ICE refused to release responsive records, Plaintiffs filed suit under FOIA to compel their ...
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February 23, 2021
Alvarez v. La Rose: Otay Mesa Detention Center
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
Date: Sep. 22, 2020
By: National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
NIPNLG, the ACLU of San Diego, the ACLU, and Ropes & Gray, LLP filed a class-action lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of California on behalf of all persons detained pretrial and post-conviction in US Marshals Service custody at the Otay Mesa Detention Center--a facility ...
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February 23, 2021
Brizuela v. Feliciano
Yale Law School
Date: Nov. 14, 2017
By: Yale Law School
In February 2012 Sergio Brizuela, a resident of East Haven represented by the Yale Law School Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, filed a proposed state-wide class action lawsuit against the Connecticut Department of Corrections (DOC) on behalf of all persons held by DOC based solely on ...
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February 21, 2021
Wetzel v. Glen St. Andrew Living Community, LLC: Seventh Circuit Holds Landlords May Be Liable for Tenant-on-Tenant Discriminatory Harassment.
Harvard Law Review
Date: May 10, 2019
By: Harvard Law Review (Harvard Law School)
132 Harv. L. Rev. 2050
As federal civil rights statutes, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing Act of 1968 (FHA), and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 have much in common, but they diverge in one crucial respect. While employers and schools can be held liable for employee-on-employee and ...
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February 21, 2021
Wetzel v. Glen St. Andrew Living Community
Lambda Legal
Date: August 27, 2018
By: Lambda Legal
In a groundbreaking decision, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a landlord may be held liable under the Fair Housing Act for failing to protect a tenant from known, discriminatory harassment at the hands of other tenants, reinstating Lambda Legal’s federal lawsuit on behalf of ...
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February 20, 2021
Attorney General James Files Lawsuit Against the NYPD for Excessive Use of Force
New York State Attorney General
Date: Jan. 14, 2021
By: New York State Attorney General
New York Attorney General Letitia James today filed a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and its leadership to end its pattern of using excessive force and making false arrests against New Yorkers during peaceful protests. In the complaint, Attorney General James outlines ...
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February 19, 2021
Black Millennial Movement et al v Trump
ACLU Oregon
Date: 2021
By: ACLU Oregon
Protesters who were abducted, beaten, and gassed by federal agents in Portland, Oregon, are suing President Trump, the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Marshals Service, DHS officials, and the federal agents that violated the protesters’ civil rights in a lawsuit filed today by the ...
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February 16, 2021
Proclamation on the Termination Of Emergency With Respect To The Southern Border Of The United States And Redirection Of Funds Diverted To Border Wall Construction
WhiteHouse.org
Date: Jan. 20, 2021
By: Joseph Biden
Like every nation, the United States has a right and a duty to secure its borders and protect its people against threats. But building a massive wall that spans the entire southern border is not a serious policy solution. It is a waste of money that diverts attention from genuine threats to our ...
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February 7, 2021
Executive Order 14012: Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans
Federal Register
Date: Feb. 5, 2021
By: President Joseph Biden (Office of the President)
Like every nation, the United States has a right and a duty to secure its borders and protect its people against threats. But building a massive wall that spans the entire southern border is not a serious policy solution. It is a waste of money that diverts attention from genuine threats to our ...
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