University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse

Here are all the additions to the Clearinghouse collection -- cases, summaries, case studies, etc. -- over the past 90 days:


CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 23, 2019
Attorney General Sessions' Delivers Remarks to the Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies 2018 Spring Conference
Department of Justice
Date: May 7, 2018
By: Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Department of Justice)
Attorney General Jeff Session's public remarks regarding a "zero tolerance" policy to refer "100 percent of illegal Southwest Border crossings to the Department of Justice for prosecution."*
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 23, 2019
Ms. L v. ICE: Case Documents and Resources
ACLU
Date: February 21, 2019
(ACLU)
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 23, 2019
OCR Investigation of Arcadia Unified School District
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 09-12-1020 (No Court)
ED-CA-0023
The United States entered into a settlement agreement with the Arcadia Unified School District in Arcadia, California, to resolve an investigation into allegations of discrimination against a transgender student based on the student’s sex. The US continued to monitor the implementation of the resolution agreement, and the case was resolved on July 10, 2015.
View Case Detail (ED-CA-0023)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 23, 2019
Hacker v. Cain
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 3:14-cv-00063-JWD-EWD (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0018
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-LA-0018)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 23, 2019
EEOC v. Pallett Companies
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:16-cv-00595-CCB (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0150
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-MD-0150)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 23, 2019
Doe v. Wood County Board of Education
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 6:12-cv-04355 (S.D. W. Va.)
ED-WV-0001
On August 15, 2012, a mother and her three minor daughters filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia against the Wood County Board of Education and Van Devender Middle School. The plaintiffs sought declaratory, injunctive and monetary relief, alleging that the School's single-sex education program approved by the Board violated the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. On July 3, 2013 the parties entered a Consent Decree, awarding the plaintiffs money for damages and attorneys' fees, as well as prohibiting the defendant from having certain single-sex activities for five years. The Consent Decree and the Court's injunction will end on July 4, 2018.
View Case Detail (ED-WV-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 23, 2019
O'Neal v. Goins
Case Category: Election/Voting Rights
Trial Docket: 15-373-TTT (State Court)
VR-TN-0068
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (VR-TN-0068)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 23, 2019
Remick v. Utah
Case Category: Indigent Defense
Trial Docket: 2:16-cv-00789 (D. Utah)
PD-UT-0001
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PD-UT-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 23, 2019
ACLU v. U.S. Department of Justice
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: 1:13-cv-07347-GHW (S.D.N.Y.)
NS-NY-0009
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (NS-NY-0009)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 23, 2019
Karsjens v. Minnesota Department of Human Services
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 0:11-cv-03659-DWF-JJK (D. Minn.)
CJ-MN-0002
Patients currently civilly committed in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) filed a lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Health & Human Services and MSOP seeking injunctive relief and damages. They alleged that defendants violated the Due Process Clause, the First Amendment, the Fourth Amendment, the Minnesota Constitution, and the Minnesota Civil Commitment and Treatment Act. The Court certified this group as a class and approved an agreement that defendants would put in place certain protections against seizures of the plaintiffs' legal documents. On August 15, 2012, the Court ordered that the Minnesota Commissioner of Human Services create a Sex Offender Civil Commitment Advisory Task Force. On June 17, 2015, the Court granted the plaintiffs' request for declaratory relief, but on January 3, 2017 the Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's ruling. The case is back in District Court and is ongoing.
View Case Detail (CJ-MN-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 23, 2019
Cote v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:15-cv-12945-WGY (D. Mass.)
EE-MA-0023
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-MA-0023)


CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 22, 2019
Challenging Customs and Border Protection's Unlawful Practice of Turning Away Asylum Seekers
American Immigration Council
Date: Feb. 2019
(American Immigration Council)
A collection of legal documents and a case summary from plaintiff's counsel in Al Otro Lado v. Kelly.*
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CASE STUDIES
March 22, 2019
"Mobility around UC Berkeley for disabled students to improve as result of cooperative effort"
UC Berkeley News Center
Date: Jan. 12, 2005
By: Marie Felde (Berkeley University of California)
Summary of the settlement agreement from the perspective of UC Berkeley.*
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CASE STUDIES
March 22, 2019
"Landmark Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit to Improve Disability Access at University of California, Berkeley"
Disability Rights Advocates
Date: Mar. 23, 2005
(Disability Rights Advocates)
Detailed information regarding the settlement agreement from one of the public interest co-counsel organizations. Includes additional helpful links to other resources pertaining to the case. *
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CASE STUDIES
March 22, 2019
"Justice Department Reaches Proposed ADA Settlement Agreement On Oregon's Developmental Disabilities System"
The United States Department of Justice
Date: Sep. 8, 2015
(The United States Department of Justice)
Press release from the Department of Justice outlining the settlement agreement and details of the case. Helpful hyperlinks are provided to other DOJ materials pertaining to this case.*
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CASE STUDIES
March 22, 2019
"Lane v. Brown landmark Settlement Agreement announced"
Disability Rights Oregon
Date: Dec. 30, 2015
(Disability Rights Oregon)
Overview of the case and settlement details from one of the public interest organizations representing the clients of this case. Hyperlinks are included to other helpful documents pertaining to the case. *
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 22, 2019
Read the handwritten notes in a court filing from parents separated from their children
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/read-the-handwritten-notes-in-a-court-filing-from-parents-separated-from-their-children/
Date: Jun. 22, 2018
By: CBS News
The application for a temporary restraining order filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and obtained by CBS News describes parents who long for basic information about their children. The plaintiffs, identified in the complaint as M.G.U., E.F., and A.F.P., entered the U.S. with ...
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 22, 2019
Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation
https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/affording-congress-opportunity-address-family-separation/
Date: Jun. 20, 2018
By: The White House
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., it is hereby ordered as follows:

*
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 22, 2019
Case Title THEHUFFINGTONPOST.COM, INC. v. U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
http://foiaproject.org/case_detail/?title=on&style=foia&case_id=32035
Date: Sep. 28, 2018
(Case Title THEHUFFINGTONPOST.COM, INC. v. U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT)
HuffingtonPost.com submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for arrest records of undocumented aliens from December 2016 through December 2017. HuffingtonPost also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and asked HuffingtonPost for ...
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 22, 2019
Case Title LEOPOLD et al v. U.S. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT et al
http://foiaproject.org/case_detail/?title=on&style=foia&case_id=32088
Date: Oct. 22, 2018
By: The FOIA Project
BuzzFeed reporter Jason Leopold submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Homeland Security for records containing video, audio, or photographs related to migrants and migrant children, and others seeking asylum. Leopold also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency denied his ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 22, 2019
V.W. v. Conway
Case Category: Juvenile Institution
Trial Docket: 9:16-cv-01150-DNH-DEP (N.D.N.Y.)
JI-NY-0010
In 2016, juvenile plaintiffs challenged the disciplinary practice of solitary confinement in Onondaga County jails. The plaintiffs alleged both a serious psychological harm and the deprivation of required educational services. U.S. District Judge David N. Hurd denied defendants' motion for summary judgment and granted plaintiffs' immediate injunctive relief against the practice. He further mandated the provision of appropriate education and meaningful social interactions. Judge Hurd also certified the plaintiffs' proposed class of 16- and 17-year-olds being detained at the Onondaga County Justice Center. On August 28, 2017, he approved the final settlement agreement. The settlement agreement, among other things, prohibited any juvenile from being locked in solitary confinement unless the juvenile posed an imminent threat to the safety and security of the facility, and placed time limitations on how long the juvenile could be kept in solitary confinement. On December 13, 2017, the case was closed after the parties did not receive any class-member objections to the settlement agreement.
View Case Detail (JI-NY-0010)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 22, 2019
Doe v. City of New York
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:15-cv-03849 (S.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0063
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (JC-NY-0063)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 22, 2019
TheHuffingtonPost.com v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: 1:18-cv-02253 (D.D.C.)
IM-DC-0056
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (IM-DC-0056)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 22, 2019
Al Otro Lado v. Kelly
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: 3:17-cv-02366-BAS-KSC (S.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0092
In 2017, asylum seekers from Mexico and Honduras filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court Central District of California. The plaintiffs alleged that they arrived at a port of entry at the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum but were prevented from accessing the U.S. asylum process by CBP officials. On November 21, 2017, the case was transferred to the District Court for the Southern District of California. The case is ongoing.
View Case Detail (IM-CA-0092)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 22, 2019
Leopold v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: 1:18-cv-02415 (D.D.C.)
IM-DC-0057
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (IM-DC-0057)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 22, 2019
M.G.U. v. Nielsen
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: 1:18-cv-01458-PLF (D.D.C.)
IM-DC-0053
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (IM-DC-0053)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 21, 2019
Prison Legal News v. Chelan County
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 2:11-cv-00337 (E.D. Wash.)
PC-WA-0022
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-WA-0022)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 21, 2019
Prison Legal News v. Cook County
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:16-cv-06862 (N.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0037
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-IL-0037)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 21, 2019
United States v. Rhode Island
Case Category: Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Trial Docket: 1:14-cv-00175 (D.R.I.)
DR-RI-0003
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (DR-RI-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 21, 2019
C-Pod Inmates of Middlesex County Adult Correction Center v. Middlesex County
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 3:15-cv-07920-PGS-TJB (D.N.J.)
PC-NJ-0024
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-NJ-0024)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 21, 2019
Blackmon-Malloy v. U.S. Capitol Police Board
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:01-cv-02221-EGS-JMF (D.D.C.)
EE-DC-0051
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-DC-0051)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 21, 2019
U.S. v. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:99-cv-00017 (D. N. Mar. I.)
PC-MP-0001
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-MP-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 21, 2019
United States v. Nebraska
Case Category: Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Trial Docket: 8:08-CV-271 (D. Neb.)
ID-NE-0002
On March 7, 2008, the Division issued a CRIPA/ADA findings letter to the State of Nebraska that detailed systemic conditions that violated the constitutional and statutory rights of the residents of the Beatrice State Development Center, the State's largest facility for persons with developmental disabilities. On June 30, 2008, the United States of America filed suit in the U.S. District Court of the District of Nebraska under 42 U.S.C. § 1997 against the State of Nebraska. Specifically, the United States claimed that the protections, supports, and services at BSDC substantially departed from generally accepted professional standards of care and did not comply with ADA standards. On July 2, 2008, the U.S. District Court of the District of Nebraska (Judge Richard G. Kopf) and the parties signed a consent decree that detailed the steps to be taken to ensure the health and safety of the residents. In 2015, after the State fully complied with the agreement's terms, Judge Kopf dismissed the case.
View Case Detail (ID-NE-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 21, 2019
Pro-Life Mississippi v. Horton
Case Category: Speech and Religious Freedom
Trial Docket: 3:14-cv-00568-CWR-FKB (S.D. Miss.)
FA-MS-0003
On July 23, 2014, Pro-Life Mississippi filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, against the City of Jackson, Mississippi, the Jackson Police Department, and various city officials. The group alleged the City deprived them of their first Amendment rights. In 2016, the court entered a judicially enforced consent decree protecting the organization's First Amendment rights from government intrusion. The case is ongoing.
View Case Detail (FA-MS-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 21, 2019
Morales v. Findley
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:13-cv-07572 (N.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0039
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-IL-0039)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 21, 2019
United States of America v. Suntrust Mortgage, Inc.
Case Category: Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Trial Docket: 3:12-cv-00397 (E.D. Va.)
FH-VA-0002
The United States, on behalf of more than 20,000 African-American and Hispanic borrowers, filed a lawsuit under the Fair Housing and Equal Credit Opportunity Acts. The same day, the court approved a consent decree in which Defendants agreed to pay $21 million to plaintiffs and to follow policies and procedures to prevent discrimination against borrows for reason of race or national origin. The case is now closed.
View Case Detail (FH-VA-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 21, 2019
Rosie D. v. Romney
Case Category: Mental Health (Facility)
Trial Docket: 3:01-cv-30199-MAP (D. Mass.)
MH-MA-0005
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (MH-MA-0005)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 21, 2019
U.S. v. Puerto Rico
Case Category: Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Trial Docket: 3:99-cv-01435 (D.P.R.)
ID-PR-0001
In 1996, the U.S. DOJ began an investigation of the conditions of confinement at residential facilities serving persons with developmental disabilities in Puerto Rico. The initial findings letter outlined deficiencies in food, medicine, shelter, and basic care, and lack of integrated community setting. Puerto Rico did not undertake the remedial measures to the satisfaction of the federal government, and the U.S. Attorney General filed suit in 1999. An interim settlement was reached nine days later, and Puerto Rico was to develop a community-based service plan for these individuals. Monitoring under CRIPA has continued since.
View Case Detail (ID-PR-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 21, 2019
Moore v. Chertoff
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:00-cv-00953-RWR-DAR (D.D.C.)
EE-DC-0043
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-DC-0043)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 21, 2019
Zemedagegehu v. Arthur and related DOJ matter
Case Category: Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Trial Docket: 1:15-cv-00057-JCC-MSN (E.D. Va.)
DR-VA-0002
A deaf prisoner received a $250,000 settlement from the Arlington County Sheriff's Office, which failed to provide him with ASL interpretive services when he was in custody.
View Case Detail (DR-VA-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 21, 2019
Cody v. Hillard
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 80-4039 (D.S.D.)
PC-SD-0001
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-SD-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 21, 2019
Breen v. Mineta
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:05-cv-00654-RWR (D.D.C.)
EE-DC-0040
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-DC-0040)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 21, 2019
Cooper v. Kliebert
Case Category: Mental Health (Facility)
Trial Docket: 3:14-cv-00507-SDD-SCR (M.D. La.)
MH-LA-0002
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (MH-LA-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 21, 2019
Rabin v. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3:16-cv-02276-JST (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0360
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-CA-0360)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 20, 2019
Moussazadeh v. Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 3:07-CV-574 (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0018
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-TX-0018)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 20, 2019
Kelly v. Corrections Corporation of America
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:11-cv-00185-EJL (D. Idaho)
PC-ID-0007
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-ID-0007)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 20, 2019
Babu v. County of Alameda
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 5:18-cv-07677-NC (N.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0130
In December 2018, California detainees filed a civil class action complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief against the County of Alameda in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs alleged that the County of Alameda's prison policies and practices violated their rights by stripping suicidal prisoners and throwing them into bare solitary cells with a hole in the ground for a bathroom. As of March 2019, the case is still ongoing.
View Case Detail (JC-CA-0130)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 20, 2019
Anderson v. State of Colorado
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 10-cv-01005-RBJ-KMT (D. Colo.)
PC-CO-0017
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-CO-0017)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 20, 2019
Lambert v. Alexander County Housing Authority
Case Category: Public Housing
Trial Docket: 3:16-cv-513 (S.D. Ill.)
PH-IL-0002
In 2016, current and former public housing residents filed this class action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. The plaintiffs alleged rampant discrimination on the basis of race and family status, rent overcharges, and a failure to maintain rental units. After participating in settlement conferences, the plaintiffs agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice and without costs in July 2017. The case is now closed.
View Case Detail (PH-IL-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 20, 2019
Trowbridge v. Cuomo
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 1:16-cv-03455 (S.D.N.Y.)
CJ-NY-0012
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CJ-NY-0012)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 20, 2019
Jock v. Sterling Jewelers, Inc.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 08-CV-02875 (S.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0237
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-NY-0237)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 20, 2019
Wharton v. Danberg
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:12-cv-01240-UNA (D. Del.)
PC-DE-0008
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-DE-0008)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 20, 2019
M.V. v. Lyon
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 2:17-cv-11184 (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0043
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-MI-0043)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 20, 2019
Stinnie v. Holcomb
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 3:16-cv-00044-NKM (W.D. Va.)
PB-VA-0007
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PB-VA-0007)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 20, 2019
California v. Ross
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 3:18-cv-01865 (N.D. Cal.)
PB-CA-0049
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PB-CA-0049)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 20, 2019
United States v. Mohammad
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: 3:15-CR-00358-JZ (N.D. Ohio)
NS-OH-0002
In September 2015, U.S. government brought a criminal case against four defendants charged with providing and attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization, bank fraud and obstruction of justice. The defendants were subject to surveillance under FISA. One of the defendants pleaded guilty and was sentenced. The other three codefendants are still pending trial.
View Case Detail (NS-OH-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 20, 2019
White v. City of Pine Lawn
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 14SL-CC04194 (State Court)
CJ-MO-0013
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CJ-MO-0013)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 20, 2019
Broussard v. First Tower Loan, LLC
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 2:15-cv-01161 (E.D. La.)
EE-LA-0118
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-LA-0118)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 19, 2019
T.H. v. Walcott
Case Category: Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Trial Docket: 1:13-cv-08777-JLC (S.D.N.Y.)
DR-NY-0015
In 2013, children with disabilities in New York City sued the New York Department of Education in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Plaintiffs allege that New York City Schools frequently misused emergency medical services to remove students with disabilities in non-emergency situations, in violation of federal disability laws, among other claims. In 2014, the parties reached a stipulated agreement that required the City change its policies and practices relating to its handling of children with disabilities and awarded monetary damages to the plaintiffs. The period of the stipulation agreement runs until June 30, 2018.
View Case Detail (DR-NY-0015)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 19, 2019
Blatch v. Franco
Case Category: Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Trial Docket: 1:97-cv-03918 (S.D.N.Y.)
DR-NY-0010
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (DR-NY-0010)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 19, 2019
Association of Oregon Centers for Independent Living v. Oregon Department of Transportation
Case Category: Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Trial Docket: 3:16-cv-00322 (D. Or.)
DR-OR-0002
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (DR-OR-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 19, 2019
Hegar v. Panetta
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3:12-cv-06005 (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0346
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-CA-0346)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 19, 2019
Cohen v. Brown University
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 1:92-cv-00197-PJB (D.R.I.)
ED-RI-0001
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (ED-RI-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 19, 2019
Berry v. Pastorek
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 10-CV-04049 (E.D. La.)
ED-LA-0003
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (ED-LA-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 19, 2019
S.S. v. Springfield
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 3:14-cv-30116 (D. Mass.)
ED-MA-0004
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (ED-MA-0004)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 18, 2019
Farrow v. Lipetzky
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 3:12-cv-06495 (N.D. Cal.)
CJ-CA-0013
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CJ-CA-0013)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 18, 2019
Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 1:14-cv-14176-DJC (D. Mass.)
ED-MA-0002
On November 17, 2014, Students for Fair Admissions Inc. filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts under The Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §2000d against Harvard College. Plaintiff asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief to prohibit the consideration of race in college admissions, claiming that Harvard's current admissions policy discriminated against Asian American applicants. The two parties filed cross-motions for summary judgment on June 15, 2018. After various interested non-parties filed amicus briefs, District Judge Burroughs denied the cross-motions for summary judgment. As of March 2019, the case is still ongoing.
View Case Detail (ED-MA-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 18, 2019
Youth Justice Coalition v. City of Los Angeles
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 2:16-cv-07932-VBF-RAO (C.D. Cal.)
CJ-CA-0018
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CJ-CA-0018)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 17, 2019
ACLU Foundation v. Mattis
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-02069 (D.D.C.)
NS-DC-0123
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (NS-DC-0123)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 17, 2019
National Federation of the Blind of California v. Uber Technologies, Inc.
Case Category: Public Accomm./Contracting
Trial Docket: 3:14-cv-4086 NC (N.D. Cal.)
PA-CA-0002
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PA-CA-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 17, 2019
Satchell v. Federal Express Corp.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3:03-cv-02659 (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0288
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-CA-0288)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 17, 2019
Harold v. Richards
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 2:18-cv-00115-RK (E.D. Pa.)
CJ-PA-0005
In January 2018, two Philadelphia residents with drug convictions filed this class action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiffs alleged that a Pennsylvania statute automatically suspending the licenses of drug offenders upon conviction violated their Equal Protection and Due Process rights under the Fourteenth Amendment. Nine months later, the judge presiding over the case granted a motion to dismiss, ending all of the plaintiffs' claims with prejudice. The plaintiffs did not appeal and the case was closed in 2018.
View Case Detail (CJ-PA-0005)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 17, 2019
J.J. v. Litscher
Case Category: Juvenile Institution
Trial Docket: 3:17-cv-00047 (W.D. Wis.)
JI-WI-0004
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (JI-WI-0004)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 17, 2019
State of California v. Trump
Case Category: Presidential Authority
Trial Docket: 3:19-cv-00872 (N.D. Cal.)
PR-CA-0003
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PR-CA-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 17, 2019
Robinson v. Farley
Case Category: Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Trial Docket: 1:15-cv-00803-KBJ (D.D.C.)
DR-DC-0005
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 16, 2019
United States v. Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 4:06-cv-04037-JPG-DGW (S.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0260
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 16, 2019
Canaan v. City of El Paso
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 16-cv-00132 (W.D. Tex.)
CJ-TX-0009
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 16, 2019
EEOC v. B.J.'s Wholesale Club
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:06-cv-22452-Gold (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0018
In September 2008, the EEOC brought suit against BJ's Wholesale Club alleging the creation of a hostile work environment due to unlawful discrimination on the basis of national origin and race. In 2008, the parties reached a settlement that required the defendant to pay monetary damages to the plaintiff and to develop an anti-discrimination policy, post and distribute notices of equal employment opportunity rights, provide annual training on equal employment laws to its managers and supervisors, keep records of complaints of discrimination, and provide bi-annual reports to the EEOC of the progress. Additionally, the defendant agreed to pay $100,000 to the two charging parties. The case is closed.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 16, 2019
Electronic Privacy Information Center v. Department of Justice
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: 1:13-cv-01961-KBJ (D.D.C.)
NS-DC-0084
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 16, 2019
M.G. v. Cuomo
Case Category: Mental Health (Facility)
Trial Docket: 1:19-cv-00639 (S.D.N.Y.)
MH-NY-0012
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 16, 2019
Gonzales v. City of Austin
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 1:15-cv-00956 (W.D. Tex.)
CJ-TX-0012
In 2015, an indigent single mother filed this Civil Rights Act of 1871 complaint in the District Court for the Western District of Texas (Austin Division). Plaintiff sought declaratory and injunctive relief, claiming that the city's policy of jailing those too poor to pay their traffic ticket fines violated fundamental rights to due process, equal protection and counsel. The court dismissed the complaint for failure to state a claim, finding that a magistrate judge's application of discretionary rules cannot constitute municipal policy. The case closed in March 2016.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 15, 2019
Pierce v. City of Velda City
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 4:15-cv-00570 (E.D. Mo.)
CJ-MO-0007
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 15, 2019
Perez-Funez v. U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: CV 81-1457 (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0036
This case involves two consolidated actions in which plaintiffs filed separate lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, challenging the manner in which the INS implemented its voluntary departure procedure with respect to unaccompanied minor noncitizens in its custody. Plaintiffs claimed that the INS procedures violated the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment. Following a hearing on the merits, the District Court determined that the INS procedures violated the due process rights of the plaintiff class. The Court made its preliminary injunction permanent with some modifications. These included requiring the INS -- before asking a minor to sign the voluntary departure form -- to provide telephone access and an up-to-date list of free legal services to class members, and to ensure that each had the opportunity to communicate with a parent, close adult relative, friend, attorney, or consular officer (this last option only when chosen by the minor).
View Case Detail (IM-CA-0036)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 15, 2019
Perez-Olano v. Gonzalez [later Holder, Sessions]
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: 2:05-cv-03604-DDP-RZ (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0051
On May 13, 2005, this nationwide class action suit was filed on behalf of immigrant youth who petitioned for classification as "special immigrant juveniles" (SIJ). A class-wide settlement agreement lasted from 2010-16, but plaintiffs moved to enforce it again in 2017 on behalf of absent class members. The case is now closed.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 15, 2019
Sciarrillo ex rel. St. Amand v. Christie
Case Category: Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Trial Docket: 2:13-cv-03478-SRC-CLW (D.N.J.)
ID-NJ-0005
On June 5, 2013, 35 adult disabled individuals filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), the Rehabilitation Act ("RA"), and the Social Security Act (Medicaid) - as well as a § 1983 constitutional due process claim against the State of New Jersey. The defendants motioned to dismiss for failure to state a claim. Judge Stanley R. Chesler dismissed the case after granting the defendant's motion in an opinion on December 13, 2013. The plaintiffs gave notice of appeal on January 10, 2014.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 15, 2019
Lyon v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: 3:13-cv-05878-PSG (N.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0075
A class-action lawsuit on behalf of persons facing deportation proceedings, who are detainees at facilities contracted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, results in a settlement agreement. Plaintiff detainees allege that ICE restricts plaintiffs' telephone access, violating their rights under the First and Fifth Amendments and the Immigration and Nationality Act. The terms of the settlement agreement include provisions for longer access to free and private phone calls in a timely manner, as well as attorney's fees.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 15, 2019
Brown v. U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: 3:15-cv-01181-JD (N.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0081
Immigration attorneys and noncitizen individuals sued U.S. Customs and Border Protection for violating the Freedom of Information Act by failing to respond to FOIA requests within 20 business days. CBP significantly cleared its FOIA backlog during the litigation, and in a settlement with plaintiffs, CBP agreed to post its monthly FOIA statistics on its website.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 14, 2019
Cokely v. New York Convention Center Operating Corporation
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:00-cv-04637 (S.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0205
This case was brought in 2000 by a class of plaintiffs (comprised of all African-American and Hispanic persons who had been employed as Freight Handlers, Show Carpenters or part-time Housekeepers at the Javits Convention Center in New York City at any time between July 1, 1995 and May 24, 2006) against the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation (NYCCOC) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Plaintiffs alleged they had been victims of a pattern or practice of racial and/or gender discrimination during their times of employment, and they sought equitable relief and damages. The case was settled on August 21, 2006, when the Court approved a Class Action Settlement providing equitable relief and damages to certain class members while allowing defendants to deny any wrongdoing or liability on the discrimination claims.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 14, 2019
Kennedy v. Fanning
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 3:16-cv-02010-WWE (D. Conn.)
PB-CT-0012
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE STUDIES
March 13, 2019
"ACLU website on Castillo v. Nielsen"
Date: Mar. 13, 2019
(ACLU Southern California)
This is information on this case and contains some case filings.*
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 13, 2019
Hankin v. City of Seattle
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 2:00-cv-01672 (W.D. Wash.)
PN-WA-0003
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PN-WA-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 13, 2019
Buroff v. Gladieux
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-00124 (N.D. Ind.)
JC-IN-0025
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 12, 2019
Monitoring of the Antelope Valley Settlement Agreement
Date: December 2018
By: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
This is a webpage run by the monitors in U.S. v. County of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley Settlement agreement.

In August 2011, the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division, launched an investigation of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) in response to ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 12, 2019
United States v. East Haven
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 3:12-cv-1652-AWT (D. Conn.)
PN-CT-0001
On November 20, 2012, the United States of America filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut under 42 U.S.C. § 14141 against the Town of East Haven and the East Haven Board of Police Commissioners, alleging the East Haven Police Department enforced traffic and immigration laws against Latinos in a discriminatory fashion. The parties entered into an Agreement for Effective and Constitutional Policing and the Court conditionally dismissed the case on December 21, 2012. Since then, the parties have been jointly modifying the agreement, and filing compliance reports, the last of which was filed and approved on July 13, 2017. The case is now closed.
View Case Detail (PN-CT-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 12, 2019
United States v. Town of Colorado City
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 3:12-cv-08123-HRH (D. Ariz.)
PN-AZ-0004
In this unusual 2012 case, the U.S. Justice Department alleged that The Twin City Area (Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona), came under the influence of The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS). After a jury trial, the court imposed a lengthy and detailed injunction, which is ongoing.
View Case Detail (PN-AZ-0004)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 12, 2019
Chavez v. County of Santa Clara
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 5:15-cv-05277 (N.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0123
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (JC-CA-0123)


CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 11, 2019
Public Citizen Sues Trump Administration to Prevent Government’s Collection of Voter Information
https://www.citizen.org/media/press-releases/public-citizen-sues-trump-administration-prevent-government%E2%80%99s-collection-voter
Date: Jul. 10, 2017
By: Public Citizen
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Public Citizen sued the U.S. Department of the Army today to block the collection and dissemination of information about voters’ political parties and voting histories. The President’s Commission on Election Integrity requested that states submit such information to an Army ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 11, 2019
Public Citizen v. U.S. Department of the Army
Case Category: Presidential Authority
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-01355 (D.D.C.)
PR-DC-0010
This 2017 lawsuit was filed by Public Citizen, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Public Citizen brought the case to prevent ongoing and imminent violations of the Privacy Act. Public Citizen alleged that the Army would violate the Act by receiving and disseminating protected information regarding individuals' exercise of First Amendment Rights. Without precedent, Public Citizen voluntarily dismissed the case.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 11, 2019
Order Amending the Rules of Procedure for the Court [FISCR Docket 18-02]
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: FISCR Docket 18-02 (FISC)
NS-DC-0132
In May 2018, FISCR judges William C. Bryson, Jose A. Cabranes, and Richard C. Tallman ordered the adoption of February 2018 proposed amendments to Rule 15(d), which outlines requirements for the format and length of amicus curiae briefs, of the Rules of Procedure of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review. The amendments reflected changes in the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and added an exception for briefs by court-appointed amicus curiae.
View Case Detail (NS-DC-0132)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 11, 2019
United States v. Indiana
Case Category: Mental Health (Facility)
Trial Docket: IP00-1991-C-B/S (S.D. Ind.)
MH-IN-0003
On December 29, 2000, the DOJ filed a complaint and settlement agreement concerning two state operated facilities in Indiana. The two facilities, the Muscatatuck State Developmental Center and the Fort Wayne State Developmental Center, served approximately 560 people at that time. Among other things, the agreement required the state to: improve training, clinical, and medication practices at the facilities; ensure that the use of restraints was appropriate; and increase efforts to place individuals with developmental disabilities in the most integrated setting possible which was appropriate to their individual needs. The DOJ continued to monitor compliance with the agreement for some time. From 2003 to 2008, the parties periodically entered stipulations to modify the settlement agreement, and the DOJ provided technical assistance to help the state comply with the settlement. Finally, in 2008 the Court dismissed the action after the DOJ joined the State in a motion to dismiss on the grounds that the State had corrected the unlawful conditions.
View Case Detail (MH-IN-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 11, 2019
Sierra Club v. Trump
Case Category: Presidential Authority
Trial Docket: 3:19-cv-00892 (N.D. Cal.)
PR-CA-0004
On February 14th, 2019, Congress denied President Trump's request for 5.7 billion dollars for the construction of a southern border all and, instead, appropriated only 1.375 billion dollars for the construction of a strip of border fencing. The following day, on February 15th, 2019, President Trump signed the appropriations bill and simultaneously declared a national emergency under the National Emergencies Act (NEA). Pursuant to NEA and other statutory authority, President Trump directed the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security to reallocate funds already appropriated by Congress for military operations and projects to the construction of the southern border wall. Two non-profit organizations who derive benefits from the land along the southern border, Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition, filed a lawsuit against President Trump, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, and Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief. The plaintiffs argue that President Trump's declaration and subsequent direction to DHS and DOD to reallocate funds violates constitutional and statutory law because this situation does not meet the statutory requirements of NEA: this is not a national emergency, the construction of the border wall is not a military construction project, and the construction of the border wall is not "necessary to support such use of the armed forces." Additionally, the plaintiffs allege the defendants violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) because they failed to review the environmental impacts of the border wall construction project at the earliest possible time in the planning process and to involve the public in this decision-making process. This case is ongoing.
View Case Detail (PR-CA-0004)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 11, 2019
Buffin v. City and County of San Francisco
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 4:15-cv-04959-YGR (N.D. Cal.)
CJ-CA-0016
In October 2015, arrestees in San Francisco filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs alleged that San Francisco's fixed bail schedule violated their constitutional rights of due process and equal protection and sought declaratory and injunctive relief. In March 2019, the court held that the use of a Bail Schedule was unconstitutional, but withheld issuing a permanent injunction pending briefing by the parties. This case is ongoing.
View Case Detail (CJ-CA-0016)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 11, 2019
Prison Legal News v. Ryan
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 2:15-cv-02245-BSB (D. Ariz.)
PC-AZ-0021
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-AZ-0021)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 11, 2019
EEOC v. United Airlines
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 2:06-cv-01407-TSZ (W.D. Wash.)
EE-WA-0105
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-WA-0105)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 11, 2019
In re Application of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for an Order Requiring the Production of Tangible Things [FISA Docket Misc. 14-01]
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: Misc. 14-01 (FISC)
NS-DC-0071
This proceeding involves one of the numerous FISC orders under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act approving the NSA's so-called "Bulk Telephony Metadata Program." Under the program, the NSA has collected information about, but not the contents of, virtually all domestic telephone calls. This docket was created to allow the Center for National Security Studies to file an amicus brief explaining why FISA Section 501 does not authorize the bulk collection of telephony metadata records.
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 10, 2019
ACLU OF ILLINOIS RESPONDS TO THE COURT’S APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSED CONSENT DECREE TO REFORM CHICAGO POLICING
https://www.aclu-il.org/en/press-releases/aclu-illinois-responds-courts-approval-proposed-consent-decree-reform-chicago
Date: Jan. 31, 2019
By: ACLU Illinois
“Today is a historic day in Chicago. The approval of a consent decree by a federal judge to guide reform of the Chicago Police Department is the catalyst for change we have been waiting for.

*
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CASE STUDIES
March 10, 2019
"Sex Offender Registration After Does v. Snyder"
State Appellate Defender Officeand Criminal Defense Resource Center
Date: Oct. 2016
By: Miriam Aukerman and Paul Reingold (ACLU and Michigan Clinical Law Program Faculty)
The Sixth Circuit’s recent decision in Does v. Snyder, F.3d, 2016 WL 4473231 (6th Cir. 2016), has significant implications for the representation of current registrants who are charged with violating Michigan’s Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA), current registrants seeking removal from the ...
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 10, 2019
RESOLUTION PATTERN OR PRACTICE LITIGATION COLUMBUS POLICE
https://perma.cc/T38F-58BE
Date: Sep. 4, 2002
By: The United States Department of Justice
Thank you for your September 4, 2002 proposal for resolving the above referenced litigation. As described in more detail below, we accept your proposal.*
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 10, 2019
Baker v. Katehi (UC Davis Pepper Spray Cop)
https://www.aclunc.org/our-work/legal-docket/baker-v-katehi-uc-davis-pepper-spray-cop
Date: Jan. 10, 2013
By: ACLU Northern California
Twenty-one students and alumni filed a federal lawsuit on Feb. 22, 2012 against UC Davis over the University's treatment of protesters during a Nov. 18, 2011 demonstration in which campus police were caught on video dousing seated protesters with pepper spray.

*
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 10, 2019
U.S. v. City of Columbus, Ohio
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 2:99-cv-01097 (S.D. Ohio)
PN-OH-0001
On October 21, 1999, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint against the city of Columbus, Ohio, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §14111 to remedy a pattern of unconstitutional misconduct by officers of the Columbus Division of Police. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and it followed a DOJ investigation which analyzed the CDP's use of force. In September 2004, the Mayor of Columbus submitted a settlement proposal to the DOJ, and teh DOJ accepted the terms.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 10, 2019
Walker v. City of Calhoun
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 4:15-cv-00170-HLM (N.D. Ga.)
CJ-GA-0012
In 2014, a 54-year-old indigent man filed a lawsuit against the City of Calhoun, Georgia, for himself and others similarly situated, for injunctive relief and a declaration that the city's conduct is unlawful. He claimed the city was unlawfully detaining impoverished misdemeanor arrestees by using a fixed-amount bail system. In 2016, the court issued a temporary injunction against the City and required the release of arrestees who were only in custody because they could not afford a secured monetary bond. The Eleventh Circuit reversed the injunction and the District Court issued a new, revised preliminary injunction on June 16, 2017. Defendants again appealed to the Eleventh Circuit and the injunction was again vacated. The plaintiffs appealed this decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 10, 2019
State of Washington v. Trump
Case Category: Speech and Religious Freedom
Trial Docket: 2:17-cv-01510-JLR (W.D. Wash.)
FA-WA-0005
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (FA-WA-0005)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 10, 2019
Department of Education OCR Title IX Investigation of Pitzer College
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 09-12-2151 (district not recorded)
ED-CA-0031
On March 19, 2012, the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) received a complaint alleging that the defendant had violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the college failed to adequately respond to an internal complaint that a male student had sexually assaulted the complainant. The complaint also alleged that the college did not adequately respond when the student complained of retaliation by other students, who ostracized her after she filed her initial complaint of sexual assault. The college ntered into a voluntary resolution agreement on March 28, 2013, prior to the conclusion of OCR's investigation. The college agreed to revise its sexual harassment policy and procedures, including adding to the section about retaliation. The college also agreed to revise its Code of Student Conduct Procedures, and provide annual training to relevant staff, including residence hall advisors. The college complied with the terms of the agreement, and OCR ended its monitoring in 2014.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 10, 2019
T.M. v. City of Philadelphia
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 89-cv-4630 (E.D. Pa.)
CJ-PA-0004
Five Philadelphia children filed a class action in 1989 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania seeking appointment of counsel for all children in Philadelphia County dependency proceedings. They alleged that failure to provide counsel violated state law and the Fourteenth Amendment. In April 1990, the parties reached a settlement that provided for phasing in of representation so that all Philadelphia children in dependency proceeds would be represented by April 1996. The defendants complied and the case is now closed.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 10, 2019
LEDESMA v. RES-CARE OKLAHOMA
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 5:02-CV-01188 (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0051
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-OK-0051)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 10, 2019
EEOC v. VON MAUR
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 06-CV-00182 (S.D. Iowa)
EE-IA-0017
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 10, 2019
Geneva College v. Sebelius
Case Category: Speech and Religious Freedom
Trial Docket: 12-cv-00207 (W.D. Pa.)
FA-PA-0005
On February 21, 2012, a college organized as a not-for-profit corporation, along with its majority stakeholder, another shareholder, and two affiliated companies sued to enjoin enforcement of provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) extending mandatory contraception coverage in employer-sponsored private health insurance coverage. On May 8, 2013, Judge Conti granted defendants' motion to dismiss in part and denied the motion to dismiss with respect to RFRA, the Free Exercise Clause, and the notice and comment claim under the APA. Plaintiffs requested a preliminary injunction, and on June 18, 2013, Judge Conti granted the motion. Next, Geneva College appealed to the Third Circuit, and on February 11, 2015, the Third Circuit (Chief Judge McKee, Circuit Judges Rendell, and Sloviter) ruled that the accommodation to the contraceptive services mandate does not impose a substantial burden on the plaintiff’s religious expression. On August 11, 2015, Geneva College filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court. On November 6, 2015, the Supreme Court granted certiorari on the question of whether the accommodation to the contraceptive services mandate violates the RFRA. This case was consolidated with six others, and is known as Zubik v. Burwell. After the case was argued in the Supreme Court on March 23, 2016, the Court issued a per curiam order on May 16, 2016 remanding all seven cases to their respective courts of appeals. The Court ordered that the parties be given time to come to agreement on ensuring contraceptive access without burdening religious freedom. 136 S.Ct 1557, 1560. The Court took no position on the merits of these cases. On June 20, 2016, on remand, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recalled its prior mandate in light of the Supreme Court’s opinion. Due to the vastly different attitude towards the mandate by the new presidential administration, the plaintiff moved for a permanent injunction and declaratory relief from the District Court, which the Court granted in July of 2018. The case is now closed.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 10, 2019
Roman Catholic Diocese of Beaumont v. Sebelius
Case Category: Speech and Religious Freedom
Trial Docket: 1:13-cv-00709-RC (E.D. Tex.)
FA-TX-0007
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (FA-TX-0007)


CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 1, 2019
Ending “Solitary Confinement” of Youth in California
Children's Legal Rights Journal
Date: Jan. 1, 2019
By: Sue Burrell and Ji Seon Song
39 Child. Legal Rts. J. 42
This article tells the story of the multi-decade saga leading up to the enactment of legislation limiting solitary confinement of youth in state and local juvenile facilities in California. It encompasses the efforts of advocates, litigators, legislators, journalists, youth and family members, and ...
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CASE STUDIES
March 1, 2019
"How Keith Gartenlaub Turned Child Porn Into Foreign Intelligence"
https://www.emptywheel.net/2017/09/29/how-keith-gartenlaub-turned-child-porn-into-foreign-intelligence/
Date: Sep. 29, 2017
By: emptywheel
Emptywheel provides an overview of the Keith Gartenlaub case timeline and the implications of using FISA in domestic criminal prosections.*
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
February 28, 2019
Case-law summary: Louisiana Federation of Teachers v. Louisiana
www.right-to-education.org
Date: Feb. 28, 2019
(Right to Education Project)
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CASE STUDIES
February 28, 2019
"Case-law summary: Louisiana Federation of Teachers v. Louisiana"
www.right-to-education.org
Date: Feb. 28, 2019
(Right to Education Project)
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CASE STUDIES
February 26, 2019
"Debate Brews Over Disclosing Warrantless Spying"
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/01/us/debate-simmers-over-disclosing-warrantless-spying.html
Date: Sep. 30, 2014
By: Charlie Savage (The New York Times)
In this article, Charlie Savage provides a brief overview of a debate regarding whether the Treasury Department must inform the people or groups it lists as foreign terrorists when it relies on warrantless surveillance as the basis for the designation.*
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
February 25, 2019
Doe v. Nebraska (D. Neb. 2012)
https://mitchellhamline.edu/sex-offense-litigation-policy/2017/08/22/doe-v-nebraska-2012/
Date: Aug. 22, 2017
By: Sex Offense Litigation and Policy Resource Center (Mitchell Hamline School of Law)
Nature of Case: Federal civil rights lawsuit. Several people required to register in Nebraska filed suit, alleging that state laws which, inter alia, banned registrants from social media, criminalized use of websites, and required provision of internet identifiers along with consent to search were ...
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CASE STUDIES
February 24, 2019
"Whitaker’s Appointment and Broader Risks at the Justice Department"
https://www.lawfareblog.com/whitakers-appointment-and-broader-risks-justice-department
Date: Nov. 17, 2018
By: David Kris (Lawfare Blog)
David Kris discusses the concerns and implications involving FISA of President Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting Attorney General.*
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CASE STUDIES
February 23, 2019
"Judicial Watch Asks Court for Carter Page FISA Warrant Hearing Transcripts"
https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-asks-court-for-carter-page-fisa-warrant-hearing-transcripts/
Date: Jul. 24, 2018
(Judicial Watch)
Judicial Watch provides an overview of its motion requesting the FISC to release transcripts of all hearings related to the surveillance of Carter Page.*
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CASE STUDIES
February 23, 2019
"Friends of the Court: A Suggestion for the FISA Court on the Nunes Memo"
https://www.lawfareblog.com/friends-court-suggestion-fisa-court-nunes-memo
Date: Feb. 7, 2018
By: Benjamin Wittes (Lawfare)
Benjamin Wittes provides an overview of why he decided to submit an amicus brief to the FISC urging for transparency of any misconduct proceedings against the Department of Justice related to the Nunes Memo.*
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
February 23, 2019
Internal Exile Former Offenders MDC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCdbJKImdcU&feature=youtu.be
Date: Aug. 29, 2018
By: ACLU Florida
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February 23, 2019
DOE, ET AL. V. MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, ET AL.
https://www.aclu.org/cases/doe-et-al-v-miami-dade-county-et-al
Date: Oct. 23, 2014
By: ACLU
The ACLU and the ACLU of Florida filed suit against Miami-Dade County and the Florida Department of Corrections, seeking a permanent injunction against an unconstitutional housing ordinance that is extraordinarily difficult for former sex offenders to follow without becoming homeless.

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February 23, 2019
TENNESSEE: STATE-WIDE DRIVER'S LICENSE SUSPENSIONS
https://www.civilrightscorps.org/work/case/tennessee-state-wide-drivers-license-suspensions
Date: Oct. 16, 2018
By: Civil Rights Corps
In the five years before the lawsuits were filed, Tennessee suspended more than a quarter of a million driver’s licenses for nonpayment of traffic debt, and Tennessee revoked more than 140,000 driver's licenses for nonpayment of court debt.These suspensions occur without basic constitutional ...
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CASE STUDIES
February 22, 2019
"Electronic Privacy Information Center v. United States Dep't of Commerce"
Date: February 11, 2019
(Brennan Center for Justice)
Case analysis by the Brennan Center, including court filings. *
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CASE STUDIES
February 22, 2019
"Alabama v. United States Dep’t of Commerce"
Brennan Center
Date: February 11, 2019
(Brennan Center)
Case analysis by the Brennan Center, includes case filing documents. *
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February 22, 2019
""Hate speed traps and tickets? These people are fighting back.""
https://finesandfeesjusticecenter.org
Date: May 24, 2018
(Fines and Fees Justice Center)
Factual background of the case, including a video introducing the plaintiffs, town, and case. *
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CASE STUDIES
February 20, 2019
"Carter Page FISA Documents Are Released by Justice Department"
Date: Jul. 21, 2018
By: Charlie Savage (The New York Times)
The New York Times released documents, related to the wiretapping of Carter Page, that were disclosed in response to reporter Charlie Savage's FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Justice. The article provides an overview of the documents' contents.*
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February 19, 2019
Howard vs Denver
ACLU of Colorado
Date: Oct. 10, 2018
By: ACLU of Colorado
[This is the ACLU case page]
The ACLU of Colorado sued Denver on behalf of Mickey Howard, who was held in the Denver Jail for 5 days after a court ordered his release upon payment of a $10 bond, because he could not pay an additional $50 “bond fee.”

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February 11, 2019
COPAA V. DEVOS
National Center for Youth Law
Date: July 2018
By: National Center for Youth Law
This is a case summary page on Council of Parents Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA). *
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CASE STUDIES
February 5, 2019
"Freeman v. Pitts, 112 S. Ct. 1430 (1992): The Travails of A "Garden Variety Desegregation Case""
Date: May 1993
By: Margo Schlanger (Yale Law School Law Student)
As in many desegregation cases, in Freeman v. Pitts, residential segregation led to the neighborhood schools becoming racially identifiable. The School District argued that it had not caused residential segregation, and that it was not constitutionally bound to counter its effects. Along with a ...
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February 4, 2019
Black Love Resists in the Rust v. City of Buffalo
Center for Constitutional Rights
Date: Jul. 19, 2018
By: Center for Constitutional Rights
A webpage that summarizes and documents the case timeline of Black Love Resists in the Rust v. City of Buffalo.*
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CASE STUDIES
February 1, 2019
"Justice Department Wins Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah"
Date: Mar. 7, 2016
(U.S. Department of Justice)
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January 28, 2019
ACLU v. Department of Homeland Security: FOIA lawsuit seeking records on “Countering Violent Extremism” Programs
https://www.aclu.org/
Date: Jan. 28, 2019
By: American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking information about federal government programs that purport to prevent “violent extremism” but that actually cast suspicion on law-abiding Americans and unfairly target American Muslims. *
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January 28, 2019
Countering Violent Extremism
https://www.dhs.gov/publication/countering-violent-extremism#wcm-survey-target-id
Date: Jan. 28, 2019
By: Homeland Security
Homeland Security's release of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) documents per FOIA request.*
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January 26, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Wesley College (Del.)
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 26, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “Sexual assault gained attention on the campus in 2006 amid concerns that the college had withheld information from students after a report of rape in a residence hall and subsequent arrest of the accused ...
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January 26, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Virginia Military Institute
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 26, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “An alleged victim of sexual assault at VMI has spoken publicly about what she sees as an inadequate response by the institution. VMI has updated its policies on discrimination, harassment, sexual ...
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January 26, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 26, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “An alleged victim of sexual assault wrote an open letter to the chancellor in April 2015 about what she saw as an inadequate response by the institution. She said the student she accused of assault was ...
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January 26, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Pitzer College
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 26, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “In the spring of 2015, students from the seven Claremont Colleges, of which Pitzer is a part, participated in a climate survey about sexual assault at their institutions. At Pitzer, 12.9 percent of ...
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January 26, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Northern New Mexico College
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 26, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: "The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault and collected resources online."*
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January 26, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: New School
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 26, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: "The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault and collected resources online."*
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January 26, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Frostburg State University
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 26, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “Sexual assault gained attention on the campus when the Office for Civil Rights notified the university it was under investigation. Frostburg State was one of the initial 55 colleges under investigation in ...
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January 26, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Cisco College
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 26, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: "The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault and collected resources online."*
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January 22, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Wittenberg University
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 22, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “Sexual assault gained attention on the campus when Wittenberg was named in May 2014 as one of the initial 55 colleges under investigation by the Education Department in this wave of federal enforcement ...
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CASE STUDIES
January 21, 2019
"ACLU Commends Grand Rapids Police Decision to End Trespass Policy That Led to Disproportionate Arrest of African-Americans"
Date: Jun. 29, 2017
(American Civil Liberties Union)
Information about how the Grand Rapids Police Department terminated its trespass policy after the Michigan Court of Appeals held that the practice was unconstitutional in People v. Maggitt , 903 N.W.2d 868 (Mich. Ct. App. 2017). *
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January 11, 2019
The Downtown Soup Kitchen v. Municipality of Anchorage
Equal Justice Case Files
Date: Dec. 20, 2018
By: Equality Case Files (Equal Justice For All)
This webpage contains important documents and case files related to The Downtown Soup Kitchen v. Municipality of Anchorage.*
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January 10, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Yale University
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 10, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “Sexual assault gained attention on the campus when, in October 2010, male students pledging a fraternity repeated a sexually aggressive chant ("No means yes, yes means anal") outside Yale's Women's Center ...
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January 10, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: BioHealth College
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 10, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “The for-profit college closed its doors in 2014 after filing for bankruptcy."*
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January 10, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Glenville State College
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 10, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “Sexual assault gained attention on the campus when the university resolved a federal investigation into its sexual-assault procedures. In September 2012, a former student sued the college, alleging it ...
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January 9, 2019
FSU Found Previously Noncompliant Under Title IX, Enters Agreement Amid Ongoing Reforms
Date: Sep. 20, 2016
By: James Kirk and Nick DeMichele
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January 9, 2019
Former FSU Officer Resigns After Sexual Assault Charges Dropped
Bottom Line
Date: Sep. 9, 2014
By: Brad Kroner
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January 9, 2019
Alumna Who Alleged Sexual Assault By Campus Police Officer Speaks Out
Bottom Line
By: Brad Kroner
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January 9, 2019
‘Her Own Warrior:’ Former SGA President Says She Requested Title IX Investigation
Bottom Line
Date: May 13, 2014
By: Keith Davidson
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January 9, 2019
Professors Dispute Depiction of Harvard Case in Rape Documentary
New York Times
Date: Nov. 13, 2015
By: Cara Buckley
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January 9, 2019
To the Harvard 19: Do Better
Huffington Post
Date: Mar. 25, 2016
By: Kamilah Willingham
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January 9, 2019
Feds Clear Hanover College Of Retaliation In Sexual Assault Case
Huffington Post
Date: Jun. 2, 2014
By: Tyler Kingkade
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January 9, 2019
Hanover College Told Rape Victim That Attempting To Have Her Alleged Rapist Punished Is Harassment
Huffington Post
Date: Jan. 27, 2014
By: Tyler Kingkade
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January 9, 2019
College Administrators Learning to Be Sexual Misconduct Detectives
LA Times
Date: May 14, 2014
By: Teresa Watanabe
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January 9, 2019
Lawyer: Butte College Protects Football Players, Not Women
KBCR News
Date: Sep. 24, 2014
By: Colin Steiner
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January 9, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: University of Virginia
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 9, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “Sexual assault gained attention on the campus in November 2014, when Rolling Stone published and later retracted a high-profile account of a violent gang rape, resulting in lawsuits against the magazine ...
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January 9, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Vincennes University
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 9, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “Sexual assault gained attention on the campus when Vincennes was named in May 2014 as one of the initial 55 colleges under investigation by the Education Department in this wave of federal enforcement ...
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January 8, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 8, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “Sexual assault gained attention on the campus when a female student went public with allegations that her ex-boyfriend sexually abused her, and that the university treated her unfairly throughout the ...
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January 7, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: University of California at Berkeley
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 7, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “Sexual assault gained attention on the campus in the spring of 2013 when several students filed a federal complaint under the campus-crime-reporting law known as the Clery Act.
In February 2014, 31 ...
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January 7, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Stanford University
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 7, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “Sexual assault gained attention on the campus in June 2014 when a graduating senior encouraged classmates to circulate an email in which she expressed frustration that the student she accused of sexual ...
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January 6, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Southern Methodist University
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 6, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “Southern Methodist was one of the initial 55 colleges under investigation in this wave of federal enforcement as announced by the Education Department in May 2014. Two alleged victims of sexual assault ...
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January 5, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Tufts University
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 5, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “Sexual assault gained attention on the campus when several students connected in 2009 with the national group Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) for training on 'how to demand change' on their campus ...
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January 5, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: State University of New York system
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 5, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “At the direction of the state’s governor, Andrew M. Cuomo, the system established a working group in October 2014 and introduced a new set of policies on sexual-violence prevention and response, ...
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January 5, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Quincy College
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 5, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault and collected resources online."*
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January 4, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Hanover College
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 4, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “A student who filed a federal complaint against the institution for allegedly mishandling a reported sexual assault has spoken publicly about her experience. The student told The Huffington Post that the ...
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January 3, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: University of Hawaii-Manoa
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 3, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “Hawaii was one of the initial 55 colleges under investigation in this wave of federal enforcement as announced by the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights in May 2014. The institution has ...
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January 3, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: University of Southern California
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 3, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “A student at the university named Tucker Reed gained widespread attention in 2013 for blogging about a peer who she said had raped her, helping to put the issue of campus sexual assault in the national ...
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January 2, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Humboldt State University
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 2, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: "Students at HSU run a prevention and bystander-intervention program called CHECK-IT. A former student and football player arrested for sexual assault in 2016 reached a plea agreement on lesser charges. The ...
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January 2, 2019
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Davis & Elkins College
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Jan. 2, 2019
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: "Sexual assault gained attention on the campus in 2013 when a baseball player at the college was charged with second-degree sexual assault. Another player alleged that Marcus Warner sexually assaulted him ...
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December 29, 2018
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Michigan State University
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Dec. 29, 2018
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “Sexual assault gained attention on the campus when the Education Department in 2014 identified it in an initial list of 55 institutions facing a federal inquiry for potential Title IX violations over ...
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December 29, 2018
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Minot State University
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Dec. 29, 2018
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “Sexual assault gained attention on the campus when the Education Department identified it in an initial list of 55 institutions facing a federal inquiry for potential Title IX violations over their ...
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December 29, 2018
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Occidental College
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Dec. 29, 2018
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “Sexual assault gained attention on the campus when a group of students, faculty members, and alumni filed a federal complaint in April 2013 that accused the college of mishandling sexual-assault cases ...
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December 29, 2018
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Occidental College
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Dec. 29, 2018
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “Sexual assault gained attention on the campus when a group of students, faculty members, and alumni filed a federal complaint in April 2013 that accused the college of mishandling sexual-assault cases ...
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December 29, 2018
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Princeton University
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Dec. 29, 2018
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “Sexual assault gained attention at Princeton in 2010, when Wendy Murphy, an adjunct professor at New England Law and a victim advocate, filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education asserting ...
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December 29, 2018
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Virginia Commonwealth University
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Dec. 29, 2018
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: "The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault, collected resources online, updated its procedures, hired new staff members, held a forum, and promoted awareness. Title IX ...
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December 29, 2018
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: University of Alaska system
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Dec. 29, 2018
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: "Sexual assault gained attention at the institution when the Office for Civil Rights wrote to say it was opening an investigation. After an internal review, the interim chancellor of the Fairbanks campus ...
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December 28, 2018
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: University of Kansas
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Dec. 28, 2018
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: "Sexual assault gained attention on the campus in September 2014, when a female student who had filed a federal complaint against the institution for allegedly mishandling her report of sexual assault spoke ...
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December 28, 2018
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: University of Mississippi
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Dec. 28, 2018
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault, collected resources online, and taken steps to improve its policies and climate. The student group Rebels Against Sexual Assault ...
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December 27, 2018
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker:University of Montana at Missoula
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Dec. 27, 2018
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: "Sexual assault gained attention on the campus after reports in the fall of 2011 that two female students had been sexually assaulted, allegedly by football players. The university hired a former state ...
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December 26, 2018
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: University of Notre Dame
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Dec. 26, 2018
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: "Sexual assault gained attention at Notre Dame in 2010, when a 19-year-old freshman killed herself after reporting that she had been assaulted by a player on the university's football team. Students, victim ...
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December 24, 2018
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Harvard University
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Dec. 24, 2018
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: "Harvard and Harvard Law School were two of the initial 55 institutions under investigation in this wave of federal enforcement as announced by the Education Department in May 2014.
Colby Bruno, senior ...
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December 24, 2018
Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: City University of New York Hunter College
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Dec. 24, 2018
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: "Sexual assault gained attention on the campus when the Education Department identified it in an initial list of 55 institutions facing a federal inquiry for potential Title IX violations over their handling ...
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