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1 The Regents of the University of California v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
4:20-cv-04621 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/10/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
Education
IM-CA-0165
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COVID-19 Summary: This is a lawsuit brought by the University of California regents regarding the July 2020 release of ICE regulations which, in effect, meant that students on F-1 visas would risk deportation if their school shifted to online learning. No outcome yet.
Background Generally speaking, F-1 visas (colloquially "student ... [view]
2 State of Washington v. United States Department of Homeland Security
2:20-cv-01070 (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 07/10/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
Education
IM-WA-0045
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3 Z.W. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
8:20-cv-01220 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/10/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0166
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4 Johns Hopkins University v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
1:20-cv-01873 (D.D.C.)
Filed 07/10/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Immigration and/or the Border
Education
IM-DC-0081
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5 State of California v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
4:20-cv-04592 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/09/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Immigration and/or the Border
Education
IM-CA-0167
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6 President and Fellows of Harvard College v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
1:20-cv-11283 (D. Mass.)
Filed 07/08/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
Education
IM-MA-0020
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7 Phansopha v. City of Sacramento
2:20-cv-01229 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 06/18/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Sacramento
Sacramento
Policing
PN-CA-0045
Sacramento
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8 Buchanan v. Trump
1:20-cv-01542 (D.D.C.)
Filed 06/11/2020 - Case Ongoing
President Donald Trump
President of the United States
Policing
Speech and Religious Freedom
PN-DC-0015
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This lawsuit was brought in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on June 11, 2020. The suit was in response to President Trump's June 1st decision to use chemical weapons against peaceful protesters in Lafayette Square Park, protesting the police killing of George Floyd. In order to clear the path for President Trump to walk to St ... [view]
9 Anti Police-Terror Project v. Oakland
3:20-cv-03866 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 06/11/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Oakland
Oakland
Policing
PN-CA-0043
Oakland
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10 Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County v. City of Seattle
2:20-cv-00887 (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 06/09/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Seattle
Policing
PN-WA-0005
Seattle
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On June 9th of 2020, Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County brought this lawsuit against the City of Seattle in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The complaint arose out of the protests that swept the nation following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Plaintiffs alleged that the Seattle police violated the ... [view]
11 J.B.B.C. v. Wolf
1:20-cv-01509 (D.D.C.)
Filed 06/09/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security,
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0077
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COVID-19 Summary: This lawsuit was filed on behalf on an unaccompanied minor subject to deportation, alleging that the Trump administrations' system of authorizing the summary removal of persons to prevent the introduction of COVID-19 bypassed procedural protections otherwise granted to minor children. On June 24, the court granted a TRO.
On ... [view]
12 Black Lives Matter - Los Angeles v. City of Los Angeles
2:20-cv-05027 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 06/05/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Los Angeles
Policing
PN-CA-0042
Los Angeles
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On June 5th, 2020, Black Lives Matter - Los Angeles (BLMLA) filed this class action law suit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Judge Consuelo B. Marshall was assigned to the case. The case arose out of the nationwide protests following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN. The complaint ... [view]
13 Don't Shoot Portland v. City of Portland
3:20-cv-00917 (D. Or.)
Filed 06/05/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Portland
Policing
PN-OR-0002
Multnomah County
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COVID-19 summary: On June 5, 2020, a non-profit corporation advocating for social and racial justice and individual citizens filed this class action suit for violations of their First and Fourth Amendment rights. Plaintiffs sought injunctive relief enjoining Portland police from using tear gas. On June 9, the court granted the TRO and enjoined the ... [view]
14 Black Lives Matter D.C. v. Trump
1:20-cv-01469 (D.D.C.)
Filed 06/04/2020 - Case Ongoing
President Donald Trump
President of the United States
Policing
PN-DC-0014
District of Columbia County
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This lawsuit was filed on June 4th, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of D.C. The complaint was filed in response to President Trump's use of military police to disperse peaceful protesters in Lafayette Square Park on June 1st, 2020. Protesters had gathered as part of the nationwide outcry following the police killing of George ... [view]
15 Abay v. Denver
1:20-cv-01616-RBJ (D. Colo.)
Filed 06/04/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Denver
Denver
Policing
PN-CO-0003
Denver County
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This class-action suit was brought in the Colorado state court for the district of Denver on June 4th, 2020. That same day, the case was removed by the defendants to the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The complaint was filed in response to police tactics used against protesters in Denver following the police killing of George ... [view]
16 Black Lives Matter - Los Angeles v. Garcetti
2:20-cv-04940 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 06/03/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Policing
PN-CA-0044
Los Angeles County
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This lawsuit, brought in the the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, was filed on June 3rd, 2020. The plaintiffs were represented by attorneys from the ACLU of Southern California. This lawsuit followed nation-wide protests that occurred in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis. While ... [view]
17 Goyette v. Minneapolis
0:20-cv-01302-WMW-DTS (D. Minn.)
Filed 06/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis
Policing
PN-MN-0005
Hennepin County
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This lawsuit was filed on June 2nd, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The case arose out of the spring and summer protests in 2020 in response to the police killing of George Floyd. The case alleges that Minneapolis police targeted journalists covering the protests in violation of the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth ... [view]
18 Williams v. Minneapolis
0:20-cv-1303 (D. Minn.)
Filed 06/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis
Policing
PN-MN-0006
Hennepin County
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This class-action lawsuit was brought on June 2nd, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The suit arose out of the protests that engulfed the nation following the police killing of George Floyd in May of 2020. Defendants in this case are the City of Minneapolis and John Does 1-100, one of whom was a police officer who ... [view]
19 Hallinan v. Scarantino
5:20-hc-02088 (E.D.N.C.)
Filed 05/26/2020 - Case Ongoing
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Prison Conditions
PC-NC-0020
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COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action filed on behalf of all individuals incarcerated at FCI Butner, seeking release as well as mitigation measures due to COVID-19. The court denied the plaintiff's motion for temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, and writ of habeas corpus on June 11, 2020.
On May 26, 2020, eleven people ... [view]
20 High Plains Harvest Church v. Polis
1:20-cv-01480 (D. Colo.)
Filed 05/25/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Colorado
Speech and Religious Freedom
FA-CO-0009
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COVID-19 Summary: This is a suit brought by a church against the State of Colorado's enforcement of stay-at-home orders, including the policy prohibiting in-person religious activities. Following a Supreme Court decision denying a similar application for injunctive relief, plaintiffs withdrew their request for injunctive relief. They later filed ... [view]
21 Republican National Committee v. Newsom
2:20-cv-01055 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of California
Election/Voting Rights
VR-CA-0168
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COVID-19 Summary: This is an action seeking to enjoin California from enforcing EO N-64-20, which allowed Californians to vote by mail in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. No outcome yet.
On May 24, 2020, the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the California Republican Party filed this action in ... [view]
22 League of Women Voters v. Benson
353654 (State Court)
Filed 05/22/2020 - Case Ongoing
Michigan Secretary of State
Election/Voting Rights
VR-MI-0076
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COVID-19 summary: On May 22, the League of Women Voters of Michigan sued the Michigan Secretary of State, challenging the statutory requirement that absentee ballots must be received by 8 PM on election day. An oral argument was scheduled for June 18.
On May 22, the League of Women Voters of Michigan filed a lawsuit against the Michigan ... [view]
23 League of Independent Fitness Facilities and Trainers, Inc. v. Whitmer
1:20-cv-00458 (W.D. Mich.)
Filed 05/22/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of the State of Michigan
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-MI-0005
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24 Issa v. Newsom
2:20-cv-01044 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/21/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of California
Election/Voting Rights
VR-CA-0169
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COVID-19 Summary: This is an action seeking to enjoin California from enforcing EO N-64-20, which allowed Californians to vote by mail in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. No outcome yet.
On May 21, 2020, five registered California voters filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. Represented by ... [view]
25 J.P. v. Educational Testing Services
2:20-cv-04502 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/19/2020 - Case Ongoing
the College Entrance Examination Board
the College Entrance Examination Board
Education
ED-CA-0037
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