University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse

The Clearinghouse indexes case studies of civil rights litigation, and biographies of civil rights lawyers, and links them to the relevant cases. Here are additions to this part of the collection over the past 90 days:


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 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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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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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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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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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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CASE STUDIES
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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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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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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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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