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:


CASE ADDITIONS
March 30, 2017
Rasho v. Walker
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:07-CV-1298-HAB-JAG (C.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0031
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-IL-0031)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 30, 2017
Gomez v. Vernon
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 91-299 (D. Idaho)
PC-ID-0003
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PC-ID-0003)


CASE STUDIES
March 29, 2017
"Flint’s Lead Pipes Will Be Replaced Under Settlement in Federal Safe Drinking Water Case"
https://www.nrdc.org/media/2017/170328
Written: Mar. 28, 2017
(The Natural Resources Defense Council )
Citizen suit brings funding and timeline for pipe replacement, more water quality testing, transparency, and other resources to help Flint.*
View Case Study Detail  


CASE ADDITIONS
March 29, 2017
Cohen v. Brown University
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: Civ. A. No. 92-0197 (D.R.I.)
ED-RI-0001
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (ED-RI-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 27, 2017
United States v. South Carolina
Case Category: Immigration
Trial Docket: 2:11-cv-02958 (D.S.C.)
IM-SC-0002
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (IM-SC-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 27, 2017
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 27, 2017
Hart v. Colvin
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 3:15-cv-00623-JST (N.D. Cal.)
PB-CA-0046
On February 9, 2015, three individuals whose disability benefits had allegedly been denied or terminated based on consultative examinations (CEs) performed by a now disqualified doctor, filed this class action lawsuit in the District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs sued the Acting Commissioner of Social Security in her official capacity, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that she wrongfully relied on CEs performed by a physician, who at the time of this complaint had been disqualified, in denying or terminating their disability benefits. Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged that the defendant's policy and practice of relying on this disqualified doctor's defective CE reports in denying or terminating disability benefits was in violation of requirement that these determinations be based on evidence from acceptable medical sources. After the defendant's motion to dismiss was denied on July 17, 2015, the court set a number of settlement conferences. For months these conferences were unsuccessful, but the parties reached an agreement on September 19, 2016 by which the defendant agreed to provide relief to class members through procedural mechanisms that vary depending on the status of their claims and the amount of time since their examination by the disqualified doctor and pay $490,000 in attorneys fees. The parties' motion for preliminary approval of this settlement agreement was granted by Judge Tigar on November 9, 2016. Implementation is ongoing.
View Case Detail (PB-CA-0046)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 27, 2017
Center for Independent Living v. Wal-Mart Stores
Case Category: Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Trial Docket: 3:12-cv-03885-CRB (N.D. Cal.)
DR-CA-0038
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (DR-CA-0038)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 27, 2017
Maryland Restorative Justice Initiative et al v. Hogan et al
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 1:16-cv-1021 (D. Md.)
CJ-MD-0004
The Maryland Restorative Justice Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting for prisoners' rights, and three inmates who, as juveniles, were sentenced to life in prison, filed a § 1983 suit against Governor Hogan and officials from the Department of Corrections, alleging that Maryland's parole system violated the Eighth Amendment by providing no meaningful opportunity for parole for juvenile lifers.
View Case Detail (CJ-MD-0004)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 27, 2017
Universal Muslim Association of America v. Trump
Case Category: Immigration
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-00537 (D.D.C.)
IM-DC-0027
On March 24, 2017, the Universal Muslim Association of America and two individual Yemenis filed this lawsuit against President Donald Trump in a challenge to his March 6, 2017 Executive Order 13,780. The complaint seeks declaratory and injunctive relief, arguing that Executive Order subjects the plaintiffs and all Muslims residing in the U.S. to "hostile treatment under the law and...stigma upon them based on their religious affiliation." The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Additionally, the plaintiffs filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in conjunction with the complaint. Specifically, the complaint argues that the EO discriminates on the basis of religion and national origin. As such, it violates the First Amendment Establishment Clause and Fifth Amendment Equal Protection. The UMAA further argues that the EO also violates the First Amendment Free Speech clause, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act. The Universal Muslim Association of America is (UMAA) is a nonprofit organization whose membership constitutes the largest organization of Shi'a Muslims in the U.S. UMAA seeks to build mutual understanding between Shi'a Muslims and their fellow Americans, while encouraging its members to be active in their communities. The EO prevents the organization from conducting its activities. Specifically, UMAA is unable to bring speakers and paying attendees from abroad for its upcoming national convention. Moreover, UMAA's members are harmed in various ways, including in their ability to visit their countries of origin or obtain visas for their family members living in one of the nations targeted by the EO. The two individual plaintiffs are Yemeni nationals currently residing in the U.S. under asylum status. In the wake of civil war in Yemen resulting in tens of thousands of deaths, the plaintiffs, who are a family, came to the U.S. on visas. However, they could not afford to bring two of their five children. While in the U.S., the plaintiffs applied for visas for their two children, who fled to Djibouti for safety while awaiting their visa interviews. Without further financing, the children will be forced to return to Yemen in the absence of visas. The same day, the plaintiffs also filed notice that this case is related to Pars Equality Center v. Trump (No. 1:17-cv-00255) currently pending in the same court. The case is currently assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. The case is ongoing.
View Case Detail (IM-DC-0027)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 26, 2017
City of Richmond v. Trump
Case Category: Immigration
Trial Docket: 3:17-cv-01535 (N.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0090
This action, filed by the city of Richmond, California, on Mar. 21, 2017, challenges President Trump’s Jan. 25, 2017 Executive Order 13768, dealing with immigration enforcement, which threatens to withhold federal funds from "sanctuary jurisdictions" and take enforcement action against any locality that impedes the federal government's immigration law. In its complaint, plaintiff asked for a declaration that Richmond complied with 8 U.S.C. § 1373, and that the Executive Order violated the Tenth Amendment and the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment, would require plaintiff to violate the Fourth Amendment, and violated the Separation of Powers and Spending Clauses.
View Case Detail (IM-CA-0090)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 26, 2017
Adams v. Richardson
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: Civ. A. 3095-70 (D.D.C.)
SD-DC-0001
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (SD-DC-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 24, 2017
ACLU out-of-court settlement with the City of Colorado Springs re. persons jailed in lieu of fines
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: NA (No Court)
CJ-CO-0003
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CJ-CO-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 23, 2017
Utah Coalition of La Raza v. Herbert
Case Category: Immigration
Trial Docket: 2:11-cv-00401 (D. Utah)
IM-UT-0002
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (IM-UT-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 23, 2017
Alston v. Virginia High School League
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 97-cv-00095 (W.D. Va.)
ED-VA-0001
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (ED-VA-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 23, 2017
DOJ Investigation of Easton Police Department
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: (No Court)
PN-PA-0018
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PN-PA-0018)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 23, 2017
DOJ Investigation of Austin Police Department
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: (No Court)
PN-TX-0006
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PN-TX-0006)


CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 23, 2017
Executive Order 12,333 – FOIA Lawsuit Documents
Written: Jul. 5, 2016
By: American Civil Liberties Union (American Civil Liberties Union )
This website is a collection of the documents the U.S. Government was forced to disclose as a result of the lawsuit ACLU v. NSA. The American Civil Liberties Union requested the release information about the U.S. Government's use of Executive Order 12,333 to conduct surveillance of Americans' ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 22, 2017
In the Matter of Alison Clark
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: Case 13-80100 (9th Cir.) (No Court)
PB-OR-0003
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PB-OR-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 22, 2017
Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Lunn
Case Category: Immigration
Trial Docket: SJC-12276 (State Court)
IM-MA-0010
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (IM-MA-0010)


CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 21, 2017
Cruel Confinement: Abuse, Discrimination and Death Within Alabama's Prisons
Written: Jun. 4, 2014
(Southern Poverty Law Center )
This website provides an investigative report by the Southern Poverty Law Center and Alabama Disabilities Program regarding deprivation of medical care to prisoners with disabilities and mental illnesses in Alabama's state prisons. *
View Link Detail  


CASE ADDITIONS
March 21, 2017
New York Times v. U.S. Department of Justice
Case Category: Presidential Authority
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-01946 (S.D.N.Y.)
PR-NY-0001
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PR-NY-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 20, 2017
E.L. v. V.L.
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: CS-13-719 (State Court)
PB-AL-0014
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PB-AL-0014)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 20, 2017
Planned Parenthood of Arkansas & Eastern Oklahoma Inc. v. Gillespie
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 4:15-cv-00566-KGB (E.D. Ark.)
PB-AR-0006
On September 11, 2015 two Planned Parenthood Clinics (provider plaintiffs) and three Arkansas Medicaid patients (Jane Doe Plaintiffs) filed this lawsuit in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The plaintiffs sued the Arkansas Department of Human Services (ADHS) under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violations of the Medicaid Act and the First and Fourteenth amendments to the United States Constitution. The plaintiffs asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief enjoining the defendant from excluding Planned Parenthood as a Medicaid provider. On January 25, 2016, Judge Baker granted the plaintiffs' requested class certification. She issued a preliminary injunction on September 28, 2016 enjoining ADHS from suspending Medicaid payments to provider plaintiffs for services received by any Arkansas Medicaid patient. On October 27, 2016 ADHS appealed the preliminary injunction. The case is ongoing.
View Case Detail (PB-AR-0006)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 20, 2017
Planned Parenthood Southeast, Inc. v. Bentley
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 2:15-cv-00620-MHT-TFM (M.D. Ala.)
PB-AL-0015
On August 28, 2015, Planned Parenthood Southeast, Inc. (PPSE) filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. The plaintiff sued the Governor of Alabama and the Alabama Medicaid Agency under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violations of the Medicaid Act and the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. The plaintiffs asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief to enjoin the defendant from terminating PPSE's Medicaid provider agreement. On October 16, 2015 the plaintiffs submitted a motion to certify class. The plaintiffs asked for class certification to cover all Alabama Medicaid beneficiaries who obtained or sought to obtain health care services from PPSE. On November 30, 2015 Judge Thompson ordered a motion submitted jointly by the two parties. The order permanently enjoined the state from terminating PPSE's Medicaid provider agreements based on any allegations from the misleading video previously mentioned by the Governor or from terminating the agreement on an at-will basis. It further required the state to cover the plaintiffs' attorney fees. The case is now closed.
View Case Detail (PB-AL-0015)


CASE STUDIES
March 20, 2017
"The Supreme Court's "New" Federalism: An Anti-Rights Agenda?"
Georgia State University Law Review
Spring 2000
By: Mitchell F. Crusto (Georgia State University Faculty)
16 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 517
In recent years, the United States Supreme Court has developed a "new" federalism doctrine. The Court's "new" federalism seeks to elevate the power of state governments over that of the federal government and, in part, encourages state governments to pursue their own constitutional rights agendas. ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 20, 2017
United States v. Mohamud
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: 3:10-CR-00475-KI-1 (D. Or.)
NS-OR-0003
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (NS-OR-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 19, 2017
Gaskin et al. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 2:94-cv-04048-ER (E.D. Pa.)
ED-PA-0005
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (ED-PA-0005)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 19, 2017
In Re Levenson
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: No. 09-80172 (district not recorded)
PB-CA-0042
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PB-CA-0042)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 18, 2017
State of Tennessee v. United States Department of State
Case Category: Immigration
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-01040 (W.D. Tenn.)
IM-TN-0006
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (IM-TN-0006)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 18, 2017
Brenner v. Scott
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 4:14-cv-00107-RH-CAS (N.D. Fla.)
PB-FL-0015
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PB-FL-0015)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 18, 2017
Reynolds v. Alabama Department of Transportation
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 2:85-cv-00665 (M.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0101
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-AL-0101)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 18, 2017
Communities Equity v. Michigan High School Athletic Ass'n
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 98-cv-00479 (W.D. Mich.)
ED-MI-0003
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (ED-MI-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 17, 2017
Schuler v. Bd. of Educ. of Cent. Islip Union Free Sch. Dist.
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 96-ED-4702 (E.D.N.Y.)
ED-NY-0013
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (ED-NY-0013)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 17, 2017
Davison v. Oklahoma Secondary
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 98-cv-00058 (N.D. Okla.)
ED-OK-0015
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (ED-OK-0015)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 16, 2017
Peake v. Pennsylvania
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 216 MD 2015 (State Court)
CJ-PA-0001
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (CJ-PA-0001)


ARTICLES ABOUT THE CLEARINGHOUSE
March 16, 2017
Executive Orders on Travel and Immigration Create a Far-from-Ordinary Semester in Michigan Law's Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
www.law.umich.edu
Written: Mar. 16, 2017
By: Julie Aust, Jamie Kessler, and Virginia Weeks (University of Michigan Law Student)
President Donald J. Trump's second travel ban for nationals from a group of predominantly Muslim countries was scheduled to take effect on March 16, 2017—until it was enjoined the day before by the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, one of the dozens of courts examining its legality. ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 16, 2017
Graham v. Evangeline Parish School Board
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: 6:65-cv-11053-TLM (W.D. La.)
SD-LA-0016
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (SD-LA-0016)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 15, 2017
Kelsey v. Schoharie County, New York
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:04-cv-00299-LEK-DRH (N.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0025
On March 19, 2004, two plaintiffs filed a class action civil rights lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, alleging that the Schoharie County Sheriff's Department ("SCSD") had an unconstitutional blanket policy and/or practice of strip searching all individuals who entered the Schoharie County Jail. On October 16, 2009, judgment was entered against the plaintiffs after the Court found no constitutional violation on the parts of individual defendants. The case was dismissed and the Court ordered the plaintiffs to pay $3,487.20 for the bill of costs.
View Case Detail (JC-NY-0025)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 15, 2017
State of Hawaii v. Trump
Case Category: Immigration
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-00050 (D. Haw.)
IM-HI-0004
Hawaii Attorney General Douglas S. Chin filed this lawsuit on February 3,2017 against President Trump’s Jan. 27, 2017 Executive Order barring legal immigrants and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US and barring Syrian refugees indefinitely. The State filed a complaint and motion for a temporary restraining order in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. The complaint argues that the State has an interest in protecting its “its residents, its employers, its educational institutions, and its sovereignty against illegal actions of President Donald J. Trump.” The State goes on to note that Hawaii is the nation’s most ethnically diverse state, and that the Executive Order is tearing apart families and wounding Hawaii’s economic institutions. The complaint alleged that the executive order violates the First Amendment Establishment Clause, Fifth Amendment equal protection and due process rights, the Administrative Procedure Act, and the Immigration and Nationality Act. The complaint sought declaratory and injunctive relief and sought to enjoin defendants, nationwide, from barring entry into the U.S. of immigrants and nonimmigrants pursuant to the executive order. The case was assigned to Judge Derrick K. Watson. A hearing on the temporary restraining order motion was set for February 8, 2017. This case is ongoing.
View Case Detail (IM-HI-0004)


CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 15, 2017
Federal Defunding Lawsuit
Written: Feb. 23, 2017
By: County of Santa Clara, Office of the County Counsel (County of Santa Clara, Office of the County Counsel)
On February 3, 2017, the County filed a federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump and members of his administration challenging his January 25, 2017 Executive Order through which he intends to deny all federal funding to any state or local government that he deems fails to comply with his ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 15, 2017
US v. Choctaw County School District
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: No. 3:70–CV–00036–GHD (N.D. Miss.)
SD-MS-0005
This is the ongoing school desegregation case involving the public schools in Choctaw County, Mississippi. The schools were desegregated in 1970 and are still operating under a desegregation order that was most recently updated in 2013.
View Case Detail (SD-MS-0005)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 15, 2017
Meredith v. Fair
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: 3130 (S.D. Miss.)
SD-MS-0001
This is the desegregation case that led to the 1962 desegregation of the University of Mississippi, or Ole Miss. Plaintiff James Meredith was granted admission to Ole Miss, but faced opposition from both the State of Mississippi and the Fifth Circuit. He was eventually allowed to attend Ole Miss.
View Case Detail (SD-MS-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 15, 2017
McClendon v. City of Albuquerque
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 6:95-cv-00024-JAP-KBM (D.N.M.)
JC-NM-0002
Inmates imprisoned in Albuquerque, New Mexico filed this lawsuit against the BCDC and (later on) MDC prisons. Over the course of 20 years, Plaintiffs and Defendants negotiated how to enforce improvement of the inhumane, overcrowded conditions. In June 2016, a settlement agreement was approved but the case is ongoing due to the plaintiffs' motion for further remedial relief, ongoing limited discovery, and alternative dispute resolution efforts.
View Case Detail (JC-NM-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 14, 2017
Johnson v. Jackson Parish School Board
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: 3:65-cv-11130-RGJ-KLH (W.D. La.)
SD-LA-0012
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (SD-LA-0012)


CASE STUDIES
March 14, 2017
"A Procedural History of Robinson v. Shelby County Board of Education "
Pacer
Written: Jul. 26, 2007
By: Chambers Staff (United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee)
The following history, while comprehensive, is not intended to be exhaustive. Certain events having little or no impact on the case have been omitted. In particular, all mention of the numerous plaintiff intervenors, other than the United States, who have come and gone over the case’s forty-four ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 14, 2017
O'Brien v. HHS
Case Category: Speech and Religious Freedom
Trial Docket: 4:12-cv-00476-CEJ (E.D. Mo.)
FA-MO-0006
In 2012, a Catholic business owner filed a RFRA challenge to rules adopted pursuant to the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, arguing that the rules infringed on his religious freedom by requiring him to provide coverage for contraception through his business's group health insurance plan. In October 2012, Plaintiffs appealed the District Court's dismissal for failure to state a claim, which the 8th Circuit reversed and remanded the case back for proceedings. On November 12, 2014, the parties filed a joint motion for entry of injunction and judgment following a recent Supreme Court decision and so the Court entered a judgment in favor of plaintiffs on claims under RFRA claim and dismissed all other claims.
View Case Detail (FA-MO-0006)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 14, 2017
United States of America v. Franklin Parish School Board
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: 3:70-cv-15632-RGJ-KLH (W.D. La.)
SD-LA-0017
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (SD-LA-0017)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 14, 2017
University of Notre Dame v. Sebelius
Case Category: Speech and Religious Freedom
Trial Docket: 3:13-cv-01276 (N.D. Ind.)
FA-IN-0005
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (FA-IN-0005)


CASE STUDIES
March 13, 2017
"Desegregation: How It Happened in Clarksdale, Mississippi"
By: Brian K. Hornbuckle (The University of Mississippi Student)
The 1954 Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education has radically changed life in the South for both white and black citizens. Many educational institutions experienced several tumultuous years during the enforcement of the desegregation policy which resulted from Brown v. Board of Education in ...
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CASE STUDIES
March 13, 2017
"“Get on Board, Children: The Story of Integration in Yancey County, North Carolina" "
Appalachian State University
Written: May. 1, 2011
By: Ashley Cole Brewer (Appalachian State University Student)
In the early 1950s America witnessed the beginnings of what would become one of the most significant social campaigns in the nation’s history. The murder of fourteen year old Emmett Till in the Mississippi Delta created unrest among black communities and influenced a serious social upheaval. The ...
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CASE STUDIES
March 13, 2017
"A Bittersweet Victory: Public School Desegregation in Memphis"
The Journal of Negro Education
Autumn, 1986
By: Roger Biles (Oklahoma State University Faculty)
Roger Biles The Journal of Negro Education Vol. 55, No. 4 (Autumn, 1986), pp. 470-483 DOI: 10.2307/2294831
The 1954 United States Supreme Court ruling on school desegregation sent southern white supremacists in search of means to resist or at least delay implementation. Their tactics varied. Some states invoked the aged doctrine of interposition, along with the implied threat of secession; others sough ...
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CASE STUDIES
March 13, 2017
"Civil Rights U.S.A./ Public Schools Southern States 1962"
Written: Jan. 1, 1962
By: The United States Commission on Civil Rights staff (The United States Commission on Civil Rights )
In its previous reports on equal protection of the laws in public schools, the Commission has presented an overview of administrative, legislative, and judicial developments since 1954 in all the Southern States where schools were organized and operated on a racially segregated basis in 1954 ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 13, 2017
U.S. v. Catahoula Parish School Board
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: 1:69-cv-14430-DDD (W.D. La.)
SD-LA-0011
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (SD-LA-0011)


CASE STUDIES
March 13, 2017
"Exploded Dream: Desegregation in the Memphis City Schools"
Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice
2008
By: Daniel Kiel (University of Memphis Faculty)
Daniel Kiel, Exploded Dream: Desegregation in the Memphis City Schools, 26 Law & Ineq. 261 (2008) DOI: 10.2307/2294831
This Article follows the case of Northcross v. Board of Education of the Memphis City Schools from its origins 3 through a period of slow but peaceful desegregation in the 1960s and into the more confrontational busing debates of the early 1970s. The Memphis school desegregation is typical of ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 13, 2017
Planned Parenthood Arizona Inc. v. Betlach
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 2:16-cv-02337-ROS (D. Ariz.)
PB-AZ-0005
On July 14, 2016, two health care clinics, an Arizona obstetrician-gynecologist, and five Arizona Medicaid patients filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. The plaintiffs sued the Arizona Health Care Containment System under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violations of the federal Medicaid statute and the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The plaintiffs asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief enjoining the defendant from enforcing H.B. 2599. On August 11, 2016, the defendant advised the plaintiffs that the defendant would put H.B. 2599 into effect only after the proper rule making process, which would likely take 1-2 years. In response to the defendant's assurances, the plaintiff entered a stipulation of dismissal to the court on September 1, 2016. On September 7, 2016 Judge Roslyn Silver granted the dismissal without prejudice.
View Case Detail (PB-AZ-0005)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 13, 2017
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
View Case Detail (CJ-TX-0009)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 13, 2017
Artis v. Greenspan
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:01-cv-00400-EGS (D.D.C.)
EE-DC-0063
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-DC-0063)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 13, 2017
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 12, 2017
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 12, 2017
Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri v. Mosier
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 2:16-cv-02284-JAR-GLR (D. Kan.)
PB-KS-0002
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PB-KS-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 12, 2017
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. v. Philip
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 4:16-cv-00321-RH-CAS (N.D. Fla.)
PB-FL-0020
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (PB-FL-0020)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 12, 2017
Florence v. County of Burlington
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 1-05-cv-03619-JHR-JS (D.N.J.)
JC-NJ-0022
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (JC-NJ-0022)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 12, 2017
Cleveland Firefighters v. City of Cleveland
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 1:00-cv-00301 (N.D. Ohio)
EE-OH-0108
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-OH-0108)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 12, 2017
Haller v. County of Sutter
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 2:93-cv-01256 (E.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0086
On August 3, 1993, prisoners at the Sutter County jail filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California again the County Sheriff, challenging the constitutionality of their conditions of confinement. The Court granted a stipulated order regarding prisoners population in September 1993 and approved a settlement resolving other issues in September 1994.
View Case Detail (JC-CA-0086)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 12, 2017
U.S. v. Desoto Parish School Board
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: 5:67-cv-12589-SMH (W.D. La.)
SD-LA-0010
School desegregation case from Desoto Parish, Louisiana. Filed in 1967, this case is still ongoing, with the parish filing periodic reports.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 12, 2017
Friendly House v. Whiting
Case Category: Immigration
Trial Docket: 2:10-cv-1061 (D. Ariz.)
IM-AZ-0016
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (IM-AZ-0016)


CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 12, 2017
End the Travel Ban
http://endthetravelban.com/
2017
By: Pars Equality Center, the Iranian American Bar Association, the National Iranian American Council, and the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (Pars Equality Center)
The lawsuit was filed by Iranian American civil rights lawyer Cyrus Mehri, partner of Washington, DC-based firm Mehri & Skalet, PLLC; the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; and pro bono counsel, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer (“APKS”), on behalf of the Pars Equality Center, the Iranian ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 12, 2017
M.K.B. v. Eggleston
Case Category: Immigration
Trial Docket: 05 Civ.10446 (JSR) (S.D.N.Y.)
IM-NY-0024
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (IM-NY-0024)


CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 12, 2017
New York City to Pay Up to $75 Million Over Dismissed Summonses
New York Times
Written: Jan. 23, 2017
By: Benjamin Weiser (New York Times)
New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the Police Department of issuing hundreds of thousands of criminal summonses that were found to be without legal justification. *
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 12, 2017
Louhghalam v. Trump
Written: Feb. 4, 2017
By: American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts (ACLU of Massachusetts )
If you are being detained at Logan Airport or know someone who is, please contact us: info@aclum.org.

UPDATE February 4, 11:00am: The ACLU of Massachusetts believes that the temporary restraining order issued in Boston last Sunday, January 29, 2017 to block President Trump’s Muslim ...
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 12, 2017
Documents in State of Hawaii et al v. Trump—A Challenge to President Trump’s March 6, 2017 Travel Ban
By: Hogan Lovells (Hogan Lovells)
On March 7, 2017, the State of Hawaii filed a joint motion with the U.S. Government setting out a proposed briefing schedule, whereby it will file its complaint and TRO by March 8, the U.S. Government will file their Opposition on March 13, and oral argument would be held on March 15.*
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 12, 2017
Asali v. Trump
By: American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania)
On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that suspended all U.S. resettlement of Syrian refugees and banned all nationals from Syria and six other majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States, among other provisions.

On January 28, 2017, the Asali ...
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 12, 2017
Darweesh v. Trump
Written: Feb. 17, 2017
By: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
This case challenges President Trump’s Muslim ban. The lead plaintiffs have been detained by the U.S. government and threatened with deportation even though they have valid visas to enter the United States. One plaintiff, Hameed Darweesh, an Iraqi husband and father of three, worked for the U.S. ...
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 12, 2017
Does v. Trump
By: American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (American Civil Liberties Union of Washington)
This court case is active. The ACLU-WA is representing people with valid student and work visas, including graduate students whose scientific research and career plans have been badly disrupted by Trump's Executive Order on immigration.*
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 11, 2017
Adams v. Rankin County Board of Education
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: 3:67-cv-04156 (S.D. Miss.)
SD-MS-0029
This case involves the ongoing school desegregation efforts in Rankin County, Mississippi. There have been legal battles over attendance zones, racially discriminatory hiring practices, and amendments to the desegregation plan to ensure a unitary system is achieved.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 11, 2017
Ray M. v. Board of Education
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 1:94-cv-01103-EHN-JLC (E.D.N.Y.)
ED-NY-0007
A class action suit was brought by the New York City parents of preschool children with disabilities against Board of Education, alleging that these children were denied their rights to appropriate educational services under state and federal law. The parties eventually settled, and the defendant agreed to implement integrated placement options and training, collect data, and monitor compliance. The plaintiff was awarded $60,000, including attorney's fees and costs.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 11, 2017
Ketchum v. Newport-Mesa Unified Sch. Dist.
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 09-ED-00120182 (State Court)
ED-CA-0011
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (ED-CA-0011)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 11, 2017
McNeal v. Tate County School District
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: 2:70-cv-00029-WAP (N.D. Miss.)
SD-MS-0025
This is a school desegregation case arising out of Tate County, Mississippi. A 1970 desegregation order is still being enforced as of March 2017 as the school district continues to struggle with how to draw and maintain attendance zones that create a unitary school system.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 10, 2017
Waters v. Cook's Pest Control, Inc.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 2:07-cv-00394 (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0122
This case was brought by an African-American job applicant against Cook's Pest Control, Inc., alleging that Cooks had maintained a pattern and practice of discrimination in employment on the basis of race. The parties reached a settlement in October of 2011 and the court has granted preliminary approval and certified a settlement class. The court approved the parties' settlement and dismissed the case with prejudice in July 2012.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 10, 2017
DOJ Investigation of Newark Police Department
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 2:16-cv-01731-MCA-MAH (D.N.J.)
PN-NJ-0007
The U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") initiated an investigation of the Newark Police Department ("NPD") in May 2011, after receiving serious allegations of civil rights violations by the NPD. Such allegations included that the NPD subjected Newark residents to excessive force, unwarranted stops and arrests, and discriminatory police actions. The investigation was conducted jointly by the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division and the United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey pursuant to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C. § 14141 ("Section 14141"), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d ("Title VI"), and the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. § 3789d ("Safe Streets Act"). On July 22, 2014, the DOJ issued a findings report, and the parties announced an "Agreement in Principle" -- a partial settlement that would serve as the foundation of a more comprehensive, judicially enforceable agreement. On March 30, 2016, the United States filed a civil action in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. The United States brought the action against the City of Newark for declaratory and injunctive relief under Section 14141. The complaint reiterated findings from the 2014 Findings Report and alleged that the defendants engaged in a pattern and practice of conduct depriving people of rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Fourth, First, and Fourteenth Amendments. The same day, the parties submitted notice of a joint motion for entry of a consent decree. On May 5, the court (Judge Madeline C. Arleo) issued an order approving the consent decree. The consent decree details action steps the NPD will take regarding policy review and revision; training; community engagement and civilian oversight; stops, searches, and arrests; bias-free policing; use of force; in-car and body-worn cameras; theft; complaint intake and investigation; compliance reviews and integrity audits; discipline; data systems improvement; and transparency and oversight.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 10, 2017
DOJ Investigation of the Yonkers Police Department
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: (No Court)
PN-NY-0041
In 2009, the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, with the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, initiated a civil investigation of the policies and practices of the Yonkers, New York Police Department. On June 9, 2009, the DOJ issued a substantial 41-page Technical Assistance Letter, noting concerns and making recommendations. On November 13, 2016, the DOJ, the City of Yonkers, and the YPD reached an agreement. The agreement includes provisions regarding use-of-force policies; evaluation, documentation, and review of uses of force; stops, searches and arrests; a misconduct complaint process; discipline; management and supervision; community policing; and training; review, reporting, and implementation.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 10, 2017
Knight v. Alabama
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: 2:83-cv-01676 (N.D. Ala.)
SD-AL-0004
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (SD-AL-0004)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 9, 2017
USA v. Hasbajrami
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: 1:11-cr-00623 (E.D.N.Y.)
NS-NY-0012
Agron Hasbajrami was convicted of provisioning or attempting to provision material support to terrorists as well as conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. Though he was allowed to revoke his initial guilty plea and challenge the government's use of evidence obtained through the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, his motion to suppress and constitutional claim against the FAA were denied. He subsequently pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 16 years in prison as well as removal from the United States.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 9, 2017
Condon v. Haley
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 2:14-cv-04010-RMG (D.S.C.)
PB-SC-0004
The plaintiffs in this case were two female South Carolina residents who wanted to marry. On August 10th, 2015, they brought this claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Charleston Division, represented by attorneys from Lambda Legal and a private firm. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief against the State of South Carolina. Specifically, they alleged that the state violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights to due process and equal protection through enforcement of a South Carolina constitutional amendment and statutes that expressly denied same-sex couples the freedom to marry. On November 12th, 2014, the District Court of South Carolina (Judge Richard Gergel) granted summary judgment for the plaintiffs and issued a permanent injunction enjoining the state from enforcing any state laws or policies that prohibited the marriage of same-sex couples. Condon v. Haley, 21 F.Supp.3d 572 (D.S.C. 2014). The injunction took effect on November 20, 2014. After extensive litigation regarding attorneys' fees, on August 10th, 2015, the District Court awarded $135,275.98 in fees and costs to the plaintiffs. By October 6, 2015, the defendant notified the court that the plaintiffs had been paid in full.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 9, 2017
Moreno v. Napolitano
Case Category: Immigration
Trial Docket: 11-cv-05452 (N.D. Ill.)
IM-IL-0018
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (IM-IL-0018)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 9, 2017
Roy v. Los Angeles County
Case Category: Immigration
Trial Docket: 2:12-cv-09012 (C.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0064
On October 19, 2012, Plaintiffs, detained individuals otherwise releasable but with "immigration detainers," filed a class action against the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department (LASD) in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Plaintiffs allege that LASD had violated state and federal law by denying their bail based on the immigration detainer, and denying Plaintiffs their release for 48 hours or more. This case is ongoing.
View Case Detail (IM-CA-0064)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 9, 2017
Upper Valley Ass'n for Handicapped Citizens v. Mills
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 2:94-CV-320 (D. Vt.)
ED-VT-0001
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (ED-VT-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 9, 2017
Jenkins v. City of Jennings
Case Category: Criminal Justice (Other)
Trial Docket: 4:15-cv-00252-CEJ (E.D. Mo.)
CJ-MO-0006
On February 8th, 2015, a class of around 2,000 mostly black, impoverished residents of Jennings, Missouri filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The plaintiffs sued the City of Jennings for violating their constitutional rights with unjust and inhumane imprisonment, and for criminalizing poverty.
View Case Detail (CJ-MO-0006)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 9, 2017
Stinson v. City of New York
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 10-cv-04228 (S.D.N.Y.)
PN-NY-0012
Individuals issued summonses by the NYPD without probable cause brought a class action suit against the City of New York. They alleged that the NYPD's 'quota' policy is linked to officer promotion and demotion, and as a result, leads to commanding officers ordering police officers to arrest and issue summonses to individuals without probable cause, in contravention of the federal and state constitutions. Judge Sweet, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, granted the case class action status in April 2012. On January 24, 2017, Judge Sweet preliminary approved the parties' settlement agreement, in which the parties agreed to settlement benefits of up to seventy-five million dollars. A fairness hearing is set for March 24, 2017.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 8, 2017
Monroe, United States of America v. Jackson- Madison County School Board of Education
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: 1:72-cv-01327-SHM-egb (W.D. Tenn.)
SD-TN-0002
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (SD-TN-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 8, 2017
James Madison Project (Politico) v. Department of Justice
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-00388-APM (D.D.C.)
NS-DC-0107
On March 3, 2017, this suit was filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Filed on behalf of the James Madison Project and Politico, the suit aims to shed light on how the Department of Homeland Security implemented President Trump's January 27 Executive Order ban on admission to the U.S. of nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Specifically, plaintiffs want information about how the Department of Homeland Security's coordinated with private and commercial airlines following the EO's rollout. The complaint seeks an order for the defendants to disclose the requested records in their entirety. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and was assigned to Judge Amit Mehta. In the complaint, plaintiffs cite the initial chaos caused by the January 27 EO and allege that, despite the issuance of emergency stays, Customs and Border Protection agents often refused to comply with court orders. Plaintiffs have submitted FOIA requests to TSA, CBP, ICE, USCIS, and DHS, but have not received a substantive response from any of the agencies. Plaintiffs allege that they have a legal right to the information sought and have exhausted all administrative remedies for obtaining it. This case is ongoing.
View Case Detail (NS-DC-0107)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 8, 2017
Hicks v. Hetzel
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 2:09-cv-00155 (M.D. Ala.)
PC-AL-0032
On 2009, inmates at Donaldson Correctional Facility filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants' overcrowded facility resulted into serious physical violence and denial of plaintiff’s basic human needs. They sought declaratory, injunctive, monetary relief, as well as class action certification. The parties reached a settlement agreement on 2011.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 8, 2017
EEOC v. Bay State Milling Company
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 2:12-cv-14439-DLG (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0161
On January 2013, the EEOC filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Bay State Milling Company, alleging violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). . The EEOC sought injunctive and monetary relief as well reinstatement of the affected individual. The parties agreed upon a settlement agreement on November 12, 2013.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 8, 2017
ACLU Settlement with the Chicago Police Department
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: NA (No Court)
PN-IL-0016
On August 7, 2015, the Chicago Police Department, the City of Chicago, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (ACLU) reached a settlement agreement to conduct independent evaluation of the Chicago Police Department's stop and frisk practices and increase public disclosure regarding the investigatory stops.
View Case Detail (PN-IL-0016)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 7, 2017
Hill v. Board of Education of Franklin County
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: 668 (M.D. Tenn.)
SD-TN-0004
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (SD-TN-0004)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 7, 2017
Montgomery v. Starkville Municipal Separate School District
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: 1:83-cv-00293-MPM (N.D. Miss.)
SD-MS-0024
This is an ongoing school desegregation case arising out of Starkville and Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. A desegregation order was approved in 1970 and the school district continues to operate under a desegregation order as of March 2017.
View Case Detail (SD-MS-0024)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 7, 2017
James Madison Project (Daily Beast) v. Department of Justice
Case Category: National Security
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-00390 (D.D.C.)
NS-DC-0106
On Mar. 3, 2017, plaintiffs The James Madison Project and Noah Schachtman filed a Freedom of Information Act request against the Department of Justice ("DOJ"), Department of Homeland Security ("DHS"), Transportation Security Administration ("TSA"), Customs and Border Protection ("CBP"), Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE"), and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS"). The plaintiffs are seeking disclosure of agency records related to the implementation of President Trump's Jan. 27 Executive Order.
View Case Detail (NS-DC-0106)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 6, 2017
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Inc. v. Kliebert
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: 3:15-cv-00565-JWD-RLB (M.D. La.)
PB-LA-0007
On August 25, 2015, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC) and three Louisiana Medicaid patients filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. The plaintiffs sued the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violations of the federal Medicaid Act, and the first and fourteenth amendment. The plaintiffs asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief to enjoin the defendant from terminating PPGC’s Medicaid provider agreements. On October 29, 2015, Judge DeGravelles granted the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction and indefinitely enjoined the defendant from terminating its Medicaid provider agreement with PPGC.
View Case Detail (PB-LA-0007)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 6, 2017
Kelly v. Corrections Corporation of America
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:11-cv-00185-EJL (D. Idaho)
PC-ID-0007
Eight inmates at Idaho Correctional Center (ICC) brought the class action on behalf of all those who were or would be imprisoned at ICC. Claiming their 8th and 14th Amendment rights to be protected against assault from other prisoners had been violated in pursuit of profit, the plaintiffs sued under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, which creates a cause of action for state violations of Constitutional or federal statutory rights. The plaintiffs alleged that Correction Corporation of America created substantial and unnecessary risk of assault and failed to protect inmates against assault because of a variety of practices, including running the prison near or above full capacity, hiring inadequate numbers of staff to supervise and protect so many inmates, employing poor training, failing to investigate and provide a report for each incident, threatening to and intentionally placing inmates near particularly violent/predatory prisoners (often to force the inmate to be an informant), and ignoring inmates' requests to be moved. The parties came to a 2-year settlement agreement that provided for an array of reporting, investigating, training, and staffing requirements. As part of the settlement agreement the parties stipulated to the dismissal of all claims, which the court granted with prejudice. On September 16, 2013, Judge Carter held the defendants in contempt for violating the settlement agreement and extended the settlement by two years. The defendants appealed. On February 20, 2014, the court approved the plaintiffs' motion for attorney fees. The plaintiffs were awarded $349,018.52 in fees and costs. The defendants appealed this ruling, as well. On May 23, 2016, the Court of Appeals (Ninth Circuit) affirmed both the contempt finding and the attorneys’ fees in a unanimous opinion by Judge William Fletcher (joined by Judges Fisher and Wilken).
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 6, 2017
2007 DOJ Investigation of Orange County Sheriff's Office
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: (No Court)
PN-FL-0007
Pursuant to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C. § 14141, the DOJ investigated the use of electronic control devices by the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The two parties entered into an agreement, and the case is now closed after monitoring for a period of 18 months of demonstrated compliance.
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CASE STUDIES
March 6, 2017
"Bush v. Orleans Parish School Board and the Desegregation of New Orleans Public Schools"
Federal Judicial Center
2005
By: Davison M. Douglas (College of William and Mary Faculty)
The federal court proceedings surrounding the desegregation of New Orleans public schools revealed the difficult and lengthy process of enforcing the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Every desegregation order of the federal courts in Louisiana met with the ...
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CASE STUDIES
March 6, 2017
"Bush v. Orleans Parish School Board: The Second Battle of New Orleans, Chronicles of the Case and the Judge"
Loyola Law Review
Summer 2015
By: James E. Wright III
61 Loy. L. Rev. 135 2015
Bush v. Orleans Parish School Board was a decade-long struggle to have the law as declared by the U.S. Supreme Court enforced on the public schools in New Orleans.2 Because it was an epic struggle, it has been called the Second Battle of New Orleans. 3 In its day, some sixty years ago, it was ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 6, 2017
Robinson v. Shelby County Board of Education
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: 63-4916 (W.D. Tenn.)
SD-TN-0003
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (SD-TN-0003)


CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
March 6, 2017
Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States
Written: Mar. 6, 2017
By: President Donald Trump (President of the United States)
In light of the Ninth Circuit's observation that the political branches are better suited to determine the appropriate scope of any suspensions than are the courts, and in order to avoid spending additional time pursuing litigation, I am revoking Executive Order 13769 and replacing it with this ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 6, 2017
Iversen v. Kent Sch. Dist.
Case Category: Education
Trial Docket: 2:97-cv-01194 (W.D. Wash.)
ED-WA-0001
The Kent School District settled for $40,000 and injunctive relief with the sutdent who filed the suit against the school district in 1997, alleging it did not respond adequately to incidents of harassment based on his perceived sexual orientation.
View Case Detail (ED-WA-0001)


CASE STUDIES
March 6, 2017
"New Orleans Public School Desegregation"
Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association
Winter 1976
By: Mary Lee Muller (University of Wisconsin Student)
Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Winter, 1976), pp. 69-88
At the time the United States Supreme Court handed down the momentous Brown decision of May 17, 1954, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) was conducting the education of New Orleans children in a biracial system as required by state law. To ensure the separation of the races, each neighborhood ...
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 5, 2017
Nesbitt v. Statesville City Board of Education
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: 64-486 (W.D.N.C.)
SD-NC-0003
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (SD-NC-0003)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 5, 2017
DOJ Investigation of South Dakota Use of Nursing Facilities to Serve Individuals with Disabilities
Case Category: Public Benefits / Government Services
Trial Docket: (No Court)
PB-SD-0002
The U.S. Justice Department released its findings that South Dakota unnecessarily relied on nursing facilities to provide services to people with disabilities, in violation of the community integration mandate of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C.
View Case Detail (PB-SD-0002)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 5, 2017
Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. v. Coupe
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:15-cv-00688-GMS (D. Del.)
PC-DE-0009
In 2015, Community Legal Aid Society filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. Represented by the ACLU and private counsel, the plaintiff sued the Delaware Department of Correction claiming constitutionally inadequate treatment, housing, and care of mentally ill prisoners in solitary confinement. On September 1, 2016, Judge Sleet issued an order approving the parties' agreement. The agreement includes specific actions and policies for improving mental health care for inmates, improving conditions of confinement and other aspects of restrictive housing, and reducing the length of disciplinary sanctions and the use of other forms of restrictive housing. A prisoner housed in solitary confinement during the litigation and agreement subsequently filed letters and motions, but on February 13, 2017, the court denied them because the prisoner was not a party to the case and because the case was closed.
View Case Detail (PC-DE-0009)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 5, 2017
Cunningham v. Federal Bureau of Prisons
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:12-cv-01570 (D. Colo.)
PC-CO-0019
On June 18, 2012, prisoners at ADX-Florence, a "Supermax" facility, filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado against the Federal Bureau of Prisons and certain BOP officials who are responsible for the operation of ADX. Plaintiffs claim that the defendants violated BOP policy and the Eighth Amendment by failing to properly diagnose and treat prisoners at ADX with serious mental illness. They sought injunctive relief requiring reform of the mental health care system at ADX, among other relief. On December 19, 2016, Judge Richard P. Matsch approved a settlement agreement, which contains negotiated substantive provisions regarding screening and diagnosis of mental illness, provision of mental health care, suicide prevention, and conditions of confinement to reduce the risk of the development or exacerbation of mental illness. On January 17, 2017, Judge Matsch issued a stipulated order certifying the settlement class and subclass and dismissing the action with prejudice, subject to the court’s retention of jurisdiction for enforcement. As of February 2017, one plaintiff's appeal (17-1054) is ongoing.
View Case Detail (PC-CO-0019)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 5, 2017
Turner v. Warren County Board of Education
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: 63-1482 (E.D.N.C.)
SD-NC-0004
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (SD-NC-0004)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 5, 2017
Singleton v. Jackson Municipal Separate School District
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: No. 22527 (S.D. Miss.)
SD-MS-0030
This case involves the desegregation of the public schools in Jackson, Mississippi. The efforts to desegregate the Jackson schools began in 1963 and ended in 1981. There were many modifications to the desegregation plan and the case was frequently in court to ensure compliance with federal court holdings and administrative guidelines.
View Case Detail (SD-MS-0030)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 5, 2017
Porter v. Clarke
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:14-cv-1588 (E.D. Va.)
PC-VA-0020
On November 20th, 2014, four persons convicted of capital murder, sentenced to death, and awaiting execution of that sentence while confined on death row at Virginia’s Sussex I State Prison (SISP) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia. The plaintiffs sued the Virginia Department of Corrections and SISP under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On July 8, 2016, Judge Leonie M. Brinkema granted defendants' motion for summary judgment. On August 4, 2016, the plaintiffs filed an appeal to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. As of March 5, 2017, the court has not issued a decision.
View Case Detail (PC-VA-0020)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 5, 2017
Robinson v. Farley
Case Category: Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Trial Docket: 1:15-cv-00803-KBJ (D.D.C.)
DR-DC-0005
A young man with cerebral palsy filed this suit in the District Court of the District of Columbia on June 1, 2015. After an encounter with Prince George's County police left him physically injured, emotionally scarred, and without any criminal charges, he alleged that the DC Metropolitan Police Department and the Prince George's County Police Department had violated his Fourth Amendment constitutional rights, common law, and had failed to adapt their arrest practices in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
View Case Detail (DR-DC-0005)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 5, 2017
Northcross v. Board of Education of the Memphis City Schools
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: 3931 (W.D. Tenn.)
SD-TN-0001
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (SD-TN-0001)


CASE ADDITIONS
March 4, 2017
Incumaa v. Stirling
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 9:12-cv-03493-DCN (D.S.C.)
PC-SC-0007
On December 12, 2012, the plaintiff filed this pro se lawsuit against the director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC). The plaintiff was a prisoner at the SCDC serving a life-sentence without the possibility of parole and had been in solitary confinement since 1995 after his involvement in a riot. Since then, he had committed no infractions. The plaintiff was a member of the Nation of Gods and Earths (NOGE), a derivation of the Nation of Islam. The SCDC had classified NOGE as a Security Threat Group and could be released into the general population if he renounced his affiliation with NOGE. The plaintiff claimed this was a violation of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000, and in violation of his Fourteenth Amendment procedural due process rights. The plaintiff sought declaratory and injunctive relief. The district court granted summary judgment for the defendant, and the director of the SCDC was terminated that day. The plaintiff appealed and the appeals court affirmed in part and reversed in part. The appeals court affirmed the dismissal of the RLUIPA claims because the plaintiff failed to show his solitary confinement was because of his religious affiliation rather than his participation in the riot. The appeals court remanded the procedural due process issues because they found the plaintiff had a protected liberty interest and there was a triable dispute as to whether the SCDC had provided adequate procedural due process.
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March 4, 2017
Taylor v. Coahoma County School District
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: NO. DC 69-8-S (N.D. Miss.)
SD-MS-0013
This case began in 1969 and involves the desegregation of the Coahoma County, Mississippi public schools. A desegregation order was approved in 1970 that required all students in grades 1-8 to attend neighborhood schools. All students in grades 9-12 were assigned to one of two high schools in Coahoma County.
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March 4, 2017
United States of America v. Halifax County Board of Education
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: 69-1128 (E.D.N.C.)
SD-NC-0002
School desegregation case from Halifax County, North Carolina. After adopting a freedom-of-choice plan in 1965, the Board approved the creation of a separate school district, which had the effect of funneling white students out of Halifax County schools. The United States sued and the Supreme Court eventually affirmed the district court's rejection of that plan. Forty-five years later, the underlying desegregation case presumably remains ongoing.
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March 4, 2017
Henry v. Clarksdale Municipal Separate School District
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: 2:64-cv-00028-MPM (N.D. Miss.)
SD-MS-0006
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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March 4, 2017
Britton v. Anderson
Case Category: Speech and Religious Freedom
Trial Docket: 3:06-CV-00374 (S.D. Miss.)
FA-MS-0004
Pro-life group receives settlement for First and Fourteenth Amendment violations stemming from their protests outside of an abortion clinic.
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March 4, 2017
Quarles v. Oxford Municipal Separate School District
Case Category: School Desegregation
Trial Docket: WC6962-K-D (N.D. Miss.)
SD-MS-0017
Black students and their families filed a suit in 1969 and alleged that the public schools in Oxford, Mississippi were insufficiently desegregated because the freedom of choice plan used by Oxford did not create a unitary system. A desegregation order was entered in 1970 with widespread community support. The schools were successfully unified under this order and it was lifted in 1989.
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March 4, 2017
Salazar v. San Juan County Detention Center
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 1:15-cv-00417-JB-LF (D.N.M.)
JC-NM-0010
On May 15, 2015, the mother of a deceased prison inmate sued the San Juan County Detention Center in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, alleging that the decedent's death was caused by the defendant's severe and deliberate indifference to his medical needs. The plaintiffs filed for injunctive relief against the defendants, which the District Court denied on January 15, 2016. On September 19, 2016, the court approved a settlement agreement between the parties.
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February 26, 2017
Census Worker Background Check Discrimination Lawsuit
http://www.censusdiscriminationlawsuit.com/
Written: Sep. 10, 2016
By: Outten & Golden (Outten & Golden)
This site was maintained by plaintiffs' counsel in this suit. *
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February 25, 2017
Our Stories: The Case of 23-year-old DREAMer, Daniel Ramirez Medina v. Department of Homeland Security
Public Counsel
Written: Feb. 16, 2017
(Public Counsel)
In partnership with Barrera Legal Group, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, we have filed a lawsuit challenging the detention of Daniel Ramirez Medina, a DACA recipient who was detained by ICE agents on Fri, Feb 10. We are petitioning for his immediate release, and are ...
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CASE STUDIES
February 24, 2017
"Resisting Retreat: the Struggle for Equity in Educational Opportunity in the Post-Brown Era"
By: Lia B. Epperson (NAACP Legal Defense Fund)
The late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, founder of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (“LDF”), and head of the legal team that litigated Brown v. Board of Education, knew well the challenges desegregation posed in a nation founded on a system of racial subjugation and white supremacy.*
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February 23, 2017
Dear Colleague Letter [rescinding prior letters relating to bathroom access for trans students]
U.S. Department of Education
Written: Feb. 22, 2017
By: Sandra Battle & T.E. Wheeler (U.S. Department of Education)
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February 20, 2017
Re: Implementing the President's Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements Policies (Final, 2/20/2017)
dhs.gov
Written: Feb. 20, 2017
By: DHS Secretary John Kelly (United States Department of Homeland Security)
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February 20, 2017
Re: Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest (Final, 2/20/2017)
dhs.gov
Written: Feb. 20, 2017
By: DHS Secretary John Kelly (United States Department of Homeland Security)
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February 19, 2017
Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students
www.ed.gov
Written: May. 13, 2016
By: Catherine E. Lhamon and Vanita Gupta (U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division)
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February 19, 2017
Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students
www.ed.gov
May 2016
By: United States Department of Education (United States Department of Education)
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February 17, 2017
Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. [Scotusblog page]
Scotusblog
Written: Feb. 7, 2017
By: Scotusblog (Scotusblog)
Issues: (1) Whether courts should extend deference to an unpublished agency letter that, among other things, does not carry the force of law and was adopted in the context of the very dispute in which deference is sought; and (2) whether, with or without deference to the agency, the Department of ...
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February 12, 2017
G.G. V. Gloucester County School Board -- ACLU's Case Page
ACLU
Written: Oct. 16, 2016
By: ACLU (ACLU)
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Virginia filed a lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board for adopting a discriminatory bathroom policy that segregates transgender students from their peers. The policy effectively expels trans students from communal restrooms and ...
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February 7, 2017
Darweesh et al. v. Trump et al
www.law.yale.edu
Written: Jan. 29, 2017
By: Yale Law School Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (Yale Law School)
This is a documents and information page maintained by the Yale Law School clinic, which is litigating Darweesh v. Trump. *
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February 4, 2017
9th Circuit Court of Appeals Resource Page for Stay Application
U.S. Court of Appeals
Written: Feb. 4, 2017
By: U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit)
State of Washington & State of Minnesota v. Trump

C17-0141JLR
Due to the level of interest in this case, this site has been created to provide access to case information.*
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February 4, 2017
Video of State of Washington v. Trump District Court TRO hearing
U.S. Court
Written: Feb. 3, 2017
By: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington (U.S. District Court)
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February 2, 2017
OLC Memo Re: Proposed Executive Order Entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States"
Written: Jan. 27, 2017
By: Curtis Gannon (U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel)
The proposed Order is approved with respect to form and legality. *
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February 1, 2017
Memorandum to the Acting Secretary of State, the Acting Attorney General, and the Secretary of Homeland Security
The White House
Written: Feb. 1, 2017
By: Donald F. McGahn II, Counsel to the President (The White House)
This memo states that the Executive Order on refugees etc. does not apply to Legal Permanent Residents.*
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February 1, 2017
Executive Order 13767: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements
Federal Register
Written: Jan. 27, 2017
By: President Donald Trump (Office of the President)
82 Fed. Reg. Presidential Documents 8793 (Jan. 27, 2017)
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February 1, 2017
Executive Order 13768: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States
Federal Register
Written: Jan. 25, 2017
By: President Donald Trump (Office of the President)
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January 31, 2017
Statement By Secretary John Kelly on the Entry of Lawful Permanent Residents into the United States
https://www.dhs.gov/
Written: Jan. 29, 2017 (1/29/2017)
1/29/2017
By: DHS Secretary John Kelly (Department of Homeland Security)
https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/01/29/statement-secretary-john-kelly-entry-lawful-permanent-residents-united-states
Secretary John Kelly's Statement:

"In applying the provisions of the president's executive order, I hereby deem the entry of lawful permanent residents to be in the national interest.

Accordingly, absent the receipt of significant derogatory information indicating a ...
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January 31, 2017
Statement by Acting Attorney General Sally Yates
https://www.nytimes.com/
Written: Jan. 30, 2017 (1/30/2017)
1/30/2017
By: Acting Attorney General Sally Yates (Department of Justice)
The New York Times published this letter:

"Sally Yates, the acting attorney general and a holdover from the Obama administration, sent this letter on Monday to top lawyers at the Justice Department, directing them not to defend the White House's executive order on immigration during ...
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January 31, 2017
Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States
Federal Register
Written: Jan. 27, 2017
By: President Donald Trump (Office of the President)
This Executive Order restricting travel, immigration, and visas for people from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, and put the U.S. refugee program on hold for 120 days. *
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January 22, 2017
Brad H. v. City of New York
https://mhp.urbanjustice.org/
Written: Oct. 6, 2016
By: Urban Justice Center (Urban Justice Center)
Resource page by plaintiffs' counsel:
The Urban Justice Center filed this class action lawsuit in 1999, challenging New York City's practice of discharging people with mental illness from the City jails in the middle of the night with only $1.50 and two tokens, and without any psychiatric ...
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January 17, 2017
Prison Legal News Homepage
Prison Legal News
By: Prison Legal News
Prison Legal News (PLN), a project of the non-profit Human Rights Defense Center, is a 72-page monthly magazine that reports on criminal justice issues and prison and jail-related civil litigation, with an emphasis on prisoners' rights. PLN has published continuously since 1990 and covers a wide ...
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January 7, 2017
The Civil Rights Division’s Pattern and Practice Police Reform Work: 1994-Present
https://www.justice.gov/
Written: Jan. 4, 2017
By: U.S. Department of Justice (U.S. Department of Justice)
This report describes one of the United States Department of Justice’s central tools for accomplishing police reform, restoring police-community trust, and strengthening officer and public safety – the Civil Rights Division’s enforcement of the civil prohibition on a “pattern or practice” ...
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January 7, 2017
An Interactive Guide to the Civil Rights Division’s Police Reforms
https://www.justice.gov/
Written: Jan. 4, 2017
By: U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division (U.S. Department of Justice)
The Justice Department released a comprehensive report today that provides an overview of the Civil Rights Division’s police reform work under Section 14141 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.

The report, “The Civil Rights Division’s Pattern and Practice ...
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December 30, 2016
This Deaf Immigrant Was Ignored in Jail. Now He Will Get $250,000.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/deaf-man-wins-250000-settlement-from-arlington-jail/2016/11/18/f44f6fce-adc9-11e6-8b45-f8e493f06fcd_story.html?utm_term=.b8bcbe19a309
Written: Nov. 19, 2016
By: Rachel Weiner (The Washington Post)
Rachel Weiner, This Deaf Immigrant Was Ignored in Jail. Now He Will Get $250,000., The Washington Post (Nov. 19, 2016), https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/deaf-man-wins-250000-settlement-from-arlington-jail/2016/11/18/f44f6fce-adc9-11
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