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LatinoJustice PRLDEF
LatinoJustice PRLDEF (Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund) champions an equitable society. Using the power of the law together with advocacy and education, LatinoJustice PRLDEF protects opportunities for all Latinos to succeed in school and work, fulfill their dreams, and sustain their families and communities. By litigating precedent-setting impact cases across the country and training young people to be leaders in their community, LatinoJustice PRLDEF has profoundly improved the way Latinos are treated in U.S. society, working to ensure that they have more opportunities for political, economic, social and educational equality.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Nielsen v. DeSantis
4:20-cv-00236 (N.D. Fla.)
Filed 03/16/2020 - Case Ongoing
Ron Desantis, Governor of the State of Florida
Election/Voting Rights
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NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for more current information, see their tracker. COVID-19 summary: This case sought emergency voting measures related to COVID-19 for the Florida presidential primary on ... [view]
2 Gonzalez v. Moore
1:19-cv-03035-TWT (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 07/02/2019 - Case Ongoing
Commissioner, Georgia Department of Driver Services
Georgia Department of Driver Services
Public Benefits / Government Services
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On July 2, 2019, a United States citizen born in Puerto Rico filed this putative class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The plaintiff sued the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) and an inspector of the Georgia DDS under 28 U.S.C. §§ 2201-2202, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, ... [view]
3 Asencio v. Federal Emergency Management Agency
4:18-cv-40111-TSH (D. Mass.)
Filed 06/30/2018 - Closed 2018
Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA")
Public Benefits / Government Services
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On June 30, 2018, eight Hurricane Maria evacuees from Puerto Rico who were receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance from Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The case was assigned to District Judge Timothy S. Hillman. The ... [view]
4 Arcia v. Detzner
1:12-cv-22282 (S.D. Fla.)
Filed 06/17/2012 - Closed 2012
Florida Sec'y of State
Election/Voting Rights
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On June 17, 2012, this fourth lawsuit over Florida's voter purge program was filed by a group of civil and voting rights organizations against the Florida Secretary of State under Section 1983, the Voting Rights Act, and the National Voter Registration Act. They argue that the purge program discriminated against black and Latino citizens, and ... [view]
5 Ligon v. City of New York
1:12-cv-02274 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 03/28/2012 - Case Ongoing
City of New York
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This is one of four ongoing cases challenging the constitutionality of the New York Police Department's "Stop and Frisk" program. See: Floyd v. City of New York (PN-NY-0009); Daniels v. City of New York (PN-NY-0010); and ... [view]
6 Central Alabama Fair Housing Center v. Magee
2:11-cv-982-MHT (M.D. Ala.)
Filed 11/18/2011 - Closed 2014
State of Alabama
Alabama Revenue Commission
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
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On November 18, 2011, two undocumented Mexican immigrants and three Alabama fair housing groups filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq., and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the State of Alabama. The plaintiffs, represented by the National ... [view]
7 Lowcountry Immigration Coalition v. Haley
2:11-cv-02779 (D.S.C.)
Filed 10/12/2011 - Closed
The State of South Carolina
Immigration and/or the Border
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On October 12, 2011, a coalition of immigrant rights groups and individual immigrants filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, Charleston Division, against the State of Carolina and Charleston County. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU of South Carolina, the national ACLU's Immigrants' Rights ... [view]
8 Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama v. Governor of Alabama
5:11-cv-02484-SLB (N.D. Ala.)
Filed 07/08/2011 - Closed 2013
State Superintendent of Education
Immigration and/or the Border
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On July 8, 2011, a group of non-profit organizations and individual plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, under 42 U.S.C. §1983, against the governor of Alabama and several other state and county officials. The plaintiffs, represented by public interest attorneys from the ACLU, ... [view]
9 Centro de la Comunidad Hispana v. Town of Oyster Bay
2:10-cv-02262-DRH-ARL (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 05/18/2010 - Closed 2019
Town of Oyster Bay
Immigration and/or the Border
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On May 18, 2010, two organizations comprised of day laborers and/or predominately Latino immigrant workers filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York under the First and Fourteenth Amendments against the Town of Oyster Bay. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU and LatinoJustice PRLDEF, sought ... [view]
10 Gonzalez v. Pritzker
1:10-cv-03105 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 04/13/2010 - Closed 2016
United States Department of Commerce
United States Census Bureau
Equal Employment
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On April 13, 2010, rejected U.S. Census Bureau job applicants filed an employment discrimination class action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The plaintiffs, represented by a coalition of public interest attorney organizations and private counsel, alleged that Census hiring procedures, which pre-screened all ... [view]
11 Floyd v. City of New York
1:08-cv-01034-SAS-HBP (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 01/31/2008 - Case Ongoing
City of New York
New York Police Department
New York
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COVID-19 Summary: This is an ongoing case to challenge the constitutionality of the NYPD's stop and frisk practices, in which the plaintiffs filed an emergency motion calling for a moratorium and investigation of NYPD's alleged discriminatory enforcement of social distancing policy. No outcome yet on plaintiffs' motion.
This is one of four ... [view]
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