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1 Detroit Will Breathe v. Detroit
2:20-cv-12363-RHC-APP (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 08/31/2020 - Case Ongoing
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan
Detroit Mayor
Policing
PN-MI-0013
Detroit
Coding Complete
This lawsuit was filed on August 31, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The plaintiffs included an activist organization called Detroit Will Breathe (DWB) and fourteen individuals. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel on behalf of the National Lawyers Guild, sued the city of Detroit, Mayor Michael ... [view]
2 P.J.E.S v. Wolf
1:20-cv-02245 (D.D.C.)
Filed 08/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0087
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
3 League of Women Voters of Oklahoma v. Ziriax
118765 (State Court)
Filed 08/14/2020 - Closed 2020
Secretary of Oklahoma State Board of Elections Paul Ziriax
Oklahoma State Board of Elections
Election/Voting Rights
VR-OK-0019
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COVID-19 Summary: This is a case brought by a nonprofit and individual voters in Oklahoma, seeking a change in election law in light of COVID-19. The Oklahoma Supreme Court mandated the Election Board to recognize sworn statements and prohibited them from issuing ballots that suggested notarization was the only way to legitimize a ballot. The case ... [view]
4 U.S. v. Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority
2:20-cv-00410 (E.D. Va.)
Filed 08/05/2020 - Case Ongoing
Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-VA-0027
Portsmouth (independent) city
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
5 National Association of the Deaf v. Trump
1:20-cv-02107 (D.D.C.)
Filed 08/03/2020 - Case Ongoing
President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, the Executive Office of the President, the White House Office, the Office of the Vice President, and Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-DC-0008
District of Columbia County
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
6 Ochoa v. Los Angeles
2:20-cv-06963 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 08/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Police Department
Policing
PN-CA-0049
Los Angeles County
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
7 Scott v. Louisville Metro Government
3:20-cv-00535 (W.D. Ky.)
Filed 07/30/2020 - Case Ongoing
Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government
Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government
Policing
Speech and Religious Freedom
PN-KY-0001
Jefferson County
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On July 30, 2020, six individual plaintiffs and the Kentucky Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression (KAARPR) filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. They were represented by attorneys from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the ACLU of Kentucky Foundation, and ... [view]
8 American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon v. City of Portland
docket unknown (State Court)
Filed 07/29/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Portland
Portland
Policing
PN-OR-0008
Portland
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This complaint was brought in the County of Multnomah Circuit Court for the State of Oregon on July 29, 2020. The suit was brought by the ACLU of Oregon and an anonymous individual plaintiff ("Protester 1") against the City of Portland. The plaintiffs were represented by attorneys from the ACLU of Oregon and private counsel. The complaint came ... [view]
9 Don't Shoot Portland v. Wolf
1:20-cv-02040 (D.D.C.)
Filed 07/27/2020 - Case Ongoing
Acting Secretary of DHS Chad Wolf
Department of Homeland Security
Policing
PN-DC-0016
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This complaint was filed on July 27, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs were a group of women and women-founded organizations that were protesting in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in Portland, Oregon. They were represented by private counsel. After the police killing of George Floyd in ... [view]
10 Haitian-Americans United v. Trump
1:20-cv-11421-DPW (D. Mass.)
Filed 07/27/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Commerce & the U.S. Bureau of the Census,
U.S. Department of Commerce & the U.S. Bureau of the Census
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MA-0023
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
11 Wise v. Portland
3:20-cv-01193 (D. Or.)
Filed 07/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Portland
Portland
Policing
PN-OR-0007
Portland
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This lawsuit was filed on July 22, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon by four individual plaintiffs represented by the ACLU Foundation of Oregon and private counsel. The complaint arose out of the protests that followed the police killing of George Floyd in May of 2020. After Mr. Floyd's killing protests broke out across ... [view]
12 Texas Civil Rights Project v. Wolf
1:20-cv-02035 (D.D.C.)
Filed 07/24/2020 - Closed 2020
Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf
DHS
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0083
Coding Complete
This lawsuit was filed on July 24, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The suit was brought by the Texas Civil Rights Project as next friend for one hundred unaccompanied migrant children who had been arrested by Customs and Border Protection. The plaintiffs were represented by attorneys from the American Civil Liberties ... [view]
13 Black Lives Matter v. Wolf
1:20-cv-04319 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 07/23/2020 - Case Ongoing
Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf
Department of Homeland Security
Policing
PN-IL-0026
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This complaint was filed on July 23, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The suit was filed by a number of political and legal organizations, as well as a news media organization. These groups included: Black Lives Matter Chicago; Black Abolitionist Network; Chicago Democratic Socialists of America; Good Kids/Mad ... [view]
14 Western States Center v. Department of Homeland Security
3:20-cv-01175-JR (D. Or.)
Filed 07/21/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Policing
PN-OR-0004
Coding Complete
This lawsuit, filed on July 21, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, was brought by the Western State Center (a public benefit corporation), the First Unitarian Church of Portland, a private individual, and two Oregon State Representatives. Represented by private attorneys, they sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, ... [view]
15 Paul v. Trump
3:20-cv-1188 (D. Or.)
Filed 07/21/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump
Policing
PN-OR-0005
Coding Complete
This case was filed on July 21, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. The lawsuit was brought by a single private individual against President Donald Trump, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, and John Does 1-100, all of whom were unnamed federal agents. The plaintiff was represented by private ... [view]
16 Cruz v. Denver
1:20-cv-01922 (D. Colo.)
Filed 07/17/2020 - Case Ongoing
City and County of Denver
Denver
Policing
PN-CO-0005
Denver County
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This class-action lawsuit was filed on July 1, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The suit came in response to police tactics used to quell protests in Denver that followed the police killing of George Floyd in May of 2020. Plaintiffs, seven private individuals, were represented by private counsel and brought this suit ... [view]
17 Rosenblum v. John Does 1-10
3:20-cv-01161 (D. Or.)
Filed 07/17/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
Policing
PN-OR-0006
Coding Complete
This lawsuit was filed by Ellen Rosenblum, the Oregon Attorney General, on July 17, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. She sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), and Federal Protective Service, as well as ten unnamed and unidentified law ... [view]
18 Calvary Chapel of Ukiah et al v. Newsom et al
2:20-cv-01431 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/15/2020 - Case Ongoing
State of California
Speech and Religious Freedom
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-CA-0005
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a case brought by several churches in California, challenging state restrictions on worship brought on by COVID-19. The churches requested injunctive relief, claiming violations of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. No outcome yet.
Three California churches brought this lawsuit against Governor Gavin Newsom and ... [view]
19 Uniformed Fire Officers Association v. DeBlasio
1:20-cv-05441 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 07/14/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of New York
New York City
Policing
PN-NY-0050
New York
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
20 Commonwealth of Massachusetts et al v. United States Department of Homeland Security
1:20-cv-11311 (D. Mass.)
Filed 07/13/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MA-0021
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a lawsuit brought by seventeen different states and Washington D.C. 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 " ... [view]
21 University of Oregon v. United States Department of Homeland Security
6:20-cv-01127 (D. Or.)
Filed 07/13/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Immigration and/or the Border
Education
IM-OR-0011
Coding Complete
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]
22 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
Coding Complete
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]
23 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
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a lawsuit brought by the state of Washington 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 visas") can be ... [view]
24 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
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a lawsuit brought by private plaintiffs 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 visas") can be ... [view]
25 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
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a lawsuit brought by Johns Hopkins University 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 visas") can be ... [view]
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