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Brennan Center for Justice
The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. The Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting-edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them — in Congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion.
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1 National Urban League v. Ross
5:20-cv-05799 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 08/18/2020 - Closed 2021
U.S. Department of Commerce
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-CA-0056
Coding Complete
On August 18, 2020, a coalition of cities, counties, Indian tribes, advocacy organizations, and individuals represented by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, the Brennan Center for Justice, and the law firm Latham & Watkins LLP sued the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Department”), the Department Secretary, the U.S. Census Bureau (“ ... [view]
2 Doc Society v. Pompeo
1:19-cv-03632 (D.D.C.)
Filed 12/05/2019 - Case Ongoing
Department of Justice
U.S. State Department and Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
Speech and Religious Freedom
IM-DC-0066
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
On December 5, 2019, Doc Society and the International Documentary Associate, U.S.-based documentary film organizations that host screenings and discussions with international partners, filed this lawsuit on behalf of themselves as well as their members and partners. The plaintiffs sued the U.S. State Department in the U.S. District Court for the ... [view]
3 Center for Popular Democracy Action v. Bureau of the Census
1:19-cv-10917 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 11/26/2019 - Closed 2020
Department of Commerce
Bureau of the Census
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-NY-0036
Washington D.C.
Coding Complete
This is a case challenging the Trump Administration’s oversight of the 2020 census. In the years prior to the census, the government cancelled planned field tests for census operating procedures in 2017 and 2018. The government also cancelled two of three sites for the 2018 End-to-End Census Test, dress rehearsals that serve as the basis for ... [view]
4 Jones v. DeSantis
4:19-cv-00300 (N.D. Fla.)
Filed 06/15/2019 - Case Ongoing
Ten Florida Counties
Supervisor of Elections
Election/Voting Rights
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-FL-0009
Coding Complete
In the fall of 2018, Florida voters amended the Florida Constitution, restoring voting rights to most people convicted of felonies “upon completion of all terms of sentence, including parole or probation.” (This excluded people convicted of murder or sexual offenses.) On June 28, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 7066 into law, ... [view]
5 La Unión Del Pueblo Entero v. Ross
8:18-cv-01570-GJH (D. Md.)
Filed 05/31/2018 - Closed 2020
United States Census Bureau
United States Department of Commerce
Immigration and/or the Border
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-MD-0006
Coding Complete
This case is one of many challenging the Census Bureau's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. This lawsuit was filed on May 31, 2018, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (Greenbelt), by La Union del Pueblo Entero and several other immigrant advocacy groups, seven state legislative caucuses, five state ... [view]
6 Kravitz v. United States Department of Commerce
8:18-cv-01041-GJH (D. Md.)
Filed 04/11/2018 - Closed 2021
Bureau of the Census
United States Department of Commerce
Immigration and/or the Border
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-MD-0005
Coding Complete
This case challenged a Trump Administration decision by the United States Census Bureau to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. This lawsuit was filed on April 11, 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland by seven U.S. citizens who regularly use public services that receive federal funding -- funding, they explained, ... [view]
7 State of New York v. U.S. Department of Commerce
1:18-cv-02921-JMF (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 04/03/2018 - Closed 2020
Department of Commerce
U.S. Census Bureau
Immigration and/or the Border
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-NY-0032
Coding Complete
This was a legal challenge brought by an alliance of states, counties, and municipalities to the Trump Administration’s proposed addition of a question about citizenship status to the 2020 U.S. Census. The plaintiffs filed this lawsuit on April 3, 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and sought declaratory and ... [view]
8 California v. Ross
3:18-cv-01865 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/26/2018 - Closed 2020
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-CA-0049
Coding Complete
On March 26, 2018, the State of California filed this claim against the Secretary of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau in the U.S. District Court of Northern California. It challenged the defendants' plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. California alleged that this question will undermine the defendants' duty to collect ... [view]
9 Zakzok v. Trump
1:17-cv-02969-GLR (D. Md.)
Filed 10/06/2017 - Case Ongoing
President Donald Trump
DHS, DOS, Elaine Duke, Rex Tillerson
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MD-0007
Coding Complete
This lawsuit was filed on October 6, 2017 over Section 2 of President Trump’s Sep. 24, 2017 Proclamation ("Executive Order #3" or "EO-3") barring travel to the United States from six Muslim-majority countries. The plaintiffs were U.S. citizens or permanent residents who would not be able to reunite with their family members or who otherwise ... [view]
10 Brennan Center for Justice v. U.S. Department of State
1:17-cv-07520-JGK (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 10/02/2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of State
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0056
Coding Complete
On October 2, 2017, the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law brought this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Represented by Muslim Advocates and private counsel, the Brennan Center sued the Department of State (DOS) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Brennan Center is ... [view]
11 Alasaad v. Duke
1:17-cv-11730-DJC (D. Mass.)
Filed 09/13/2017 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MA-0012
Coding Complete
On September 13, 2017 ten U.S. citizens and a lawful permanent resident filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiffs sued the United States Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) and the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) under 28 U.S.C. §2201 for a declaration that ... [view]
12 League of Women Voters of Indiana v. Lawson
docket unknown (State Court)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-IN-0001
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
13 League of Women Voters of Florida v. Browning
4:11-cv-00628-RH-CAS (N.D. Fla.)
Filed 12/15/2011 - Closed 2012
Florida Secretary of State
State of Florida
Election/Voting Rights
VR-FL-0167
Coding Complete
On December 15, 2011, the League of Women Voters of Florida, Florida Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, and Rock the Vote brought this lawsuit in the District Court for the Northern District of Florida. They sued relevant Florida officials to prevent the enforcement of a Florida Statutes § 97.0575, as amended in 2011, and an ... [view]
14 USA v. Moalin
3:10-cr-04246 (S.D. Cal.)
Filed 10/22/2010 - Case Ongoing
United States
National Security
NS-CA-0015
Coding Complete
On October 22, 2010, three immigrants from Somalia were indicted on criminal charges in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. The case was assigned to Judge Jeffrey Miller. A superseding indictment added a fourth defendant to the charges on January 14, 2011. Each defendant was represented by private counsel, and one was ... [view]
15 NAACP Philadelphia v. Ridge
2:00-cv-02855 (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 06/07/2000 - Closed 2001
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Election/Voting Rights
VR-PA-0033
Coding Complete
On June 7, 2000 plaintiffs, three formerly incarcerated residents of Pennsylvania denied the right to vote filed a lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and City of Philadelphia arguing that the Pennsylvania Voter Registration Act (PVRA) was unconstitutional in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ... [view]
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