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Case Name Black Lives Matter - Los Angeles v. Garcetti PN-CA-0044
Docket / Court 2:20-cv-04940 ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Policing
Special Collection Police Violence Protests (Spring/Summer 2020)
Attorney Organization ACLU of Southern California
Case Summary
This lawsuit, brought in the the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, was filed on June 3, 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 ... read more >
This lawsuit, brought in the the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, was filed on June 3, 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 most protests were peaceful, some ended in violence, property destruction, rioting, and looting. Many cities, including Los Angeles and San Bernardino, issued curfews in an attempt to quell these riots.

This action challenged these curfews as violations of free speech and assembly, free movement, due process, and challenged the San Bernardino curfew as a violation of the establishment clause (the San Bernardino curfew included a provision that exempted attendants of religious meetings from the curfew.) The plaintiffs sought injunctive and declaratory relief that would void the curfew and prohibit the cities from enforcing them.

The following day, June 4th, 2020, the case was assigned to District Judge Philip S. Gutierre and to Magistrate Judge Pedro V. Castillo. Judge Gutierrez informed the parties that he was part of a mandatory alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program and asked the parties to try to form an agreement before going to trial.

On July 7, 2020, the plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the complaint, citing that fact that the city had rescinded the curfews already and not attempted to reinstate them. The case is now closed.

Jack Hibbard - 06/21/2020
Jack Hibbard - 07/07/2020


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Establishment Clause
Freedom of speech/association
Right to travel
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Over/Unlawful Detention
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) City of Los Angeles
City of San Bernardino
Plaintiff Description Black Lives Matter - Los Angeles and several individuals who claim that the the curfew imposed in LA and San Bernardino amidst the Spring/Summer 2020 protests infringed on their constitutional rights
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU of Southern California
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Filed 06/03/2020
Case Closing Year 2020
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing PN-CA-0042 : Black Lives Matter - Los Angeles v. City of Los Angeles (C.D. Cal.)
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  ACLU, Black Lives Matter - L.A. Sue over Unlawful Curfews
ACLU of Southern California
Date: Jun. 3, 2020
By: ACLU Southern California
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Docket(s)
2:20-cv-04940-PSG-PVC (C.D. Cal.)
PN-CA-0044-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/07/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PN-CA-0044-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/03/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Notice of Voluntary Dismissal [ECF# 7]
PN-CA-0044-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/07/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Castillo, Pedro V. Court not on record [Magistrate] show/hide docs
PN-CA-0044-9000
Gutierrez, Philip S. (C.D. Cal.) show/hide docs
PN-CA-0044-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Arulanantham, Ahilan T (California) show/hide docs
PN-CA-0044-0001 | PN-CA-0044-0003 | PN-CA-0044-9000
Bibring, Peter (California) show/hide docs
PN-CA-0044-0001 | PN-CA-0044-9000
Bitran, Eva Lucia (California) show/hide docs
PN-CA-0044-0001 | PN-CA-0044-9000
Chia, Liga (California) show/hide docs
PN-CA-0044-0001 | PN-CA-0044-9000
Eliasberg, Peter J. (California) show/hide docs
PN-CA-0044-0001 | PN-CA-0044-9000
Kwon, Dae Keun (California) show/hide docs
PN-CA-0044-0001 | PN-CA-0044-9000
Mendoza, Ana Graciela Najera (California) show/hide docs
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Wong, Adrienna (California) show/hide docs
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