University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse

Here are the cases added to the Clearinghouse, or updated, over the past 90 days:


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
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 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 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
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (ID-NE-0002)


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
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
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
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
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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
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
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
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
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
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (ID-PR-0001)


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
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
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
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 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
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (NS-OH-0002)


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
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
Babu v. County of Alameda
Case Category: Jail Conditions
Trial Docket: 5:18-cv-07677-NC (N.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0130
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (JC-CA-0130)


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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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 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. However, Harvard moved for judgment on the pleadings on two of plaintiff's causes of action and moved to dismiss the lawsuit on plaintiff's lack of standing. As of November 3rd, 2017, the case is still ongoing.
View Case Detail (ED-MA-0002)


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
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
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
View Case Detail (DR-DC-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
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
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
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
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 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
View Case Detail (EE-IL-0260)


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.
View Case Detail (EE-FL-0018)


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
View Case Detail (NS-DC-0084)


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.
View Case Detail (CJ-TX-0012)


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
View Case Detail (MH-NY-0012)


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
View Case Detail (CJ-TX-0009)


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
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (ID-NJ-0005)


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
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (IM-CA-0075)


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.
View Case Detail (IM-CA-0081)


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
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (IM-CA-0051)


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
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (IM-CA-0036)


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
View Case Detail (CJ-MO-0007)


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
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
View Case Detail (EE-NY-0205)


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
View Case Detail (JC-IN-0025)


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
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
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)


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
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.
View Case Detail (NS-DC-0071)


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
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.
View Case Detail (PR-DC-0010)


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
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 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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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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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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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
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
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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
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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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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
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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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March 10, 2019
S.H. v. District of Columbia
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 1:14-cv-01317 (D.D.C.)
PN-DC-0009
The plaintiffs alleged that the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) conducted a nighttime raid of plaintiffs' home based on minimal connections to a traffic stop where contraband was discovered. The plaintiffs claimed that the search violated their rights and privacy and ask for compensatory damages as a result. After dismissing several of the plaintiffs' claims in September 2017 in response to the defendants' motion to dismiss, the Court approved the parties' settlement agreement in April 2018. The parties agreed to settle the remaining claims for $75,000.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 10, 2019
J.E.M. v. Kinkade
Case Category: Prison Conditions
Trial Docket: 2:16-cv-04273 (W.D. Mo.)
PC-MO-0018
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 10, 2019
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 2:05-cv-00404-TFM (W.D. Pa.)
EE-PA-0121
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 10, 2019
Baker v. Katehi
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 2:12-cv-00450 (E.D. Cal.)
PN-CA-0019
In November 2011, students of the University of California at Davis engaged in a nonviolent protest in the quad. The university told them to disperse. When they did not, campus police allegedly arrested them without probable cause and shot high-concentration pepper spray directly into their faces. Videos were taken of the incident and publicized nationally. In February 2012, twenty-one of the protestors filed suit against the Regents of the University of California and against campus police officers. Plaintiffs alleged violations of their free speech rights, unreasonable search and seizure, due process violations, and violations of state law. In August, the parties reached a settlement agreement. This agreement provided for damages; for ACLU review of university policies for two years; for a written apology; for academic and counseling support to the plaintiffs; and for attorneys' fees. On January 9, 2013, the Court approved of both the settlement class and the substance of the settlement.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 10, 2019
Spalding v. City Of Oakland
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 3:11-cv-02867 (N.D. Cal.)
PN-CA-0022
Demonstrators brought this class action suit on behalf of 150 individuals who had been illegally detained by Oakland police. The case ended in a settlement granting monetary and injunctive relief.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 10, 2019
United States v. Jefferson County
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 2:75-cv-00666-CLS (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0097
On May 27, 1975 The United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed this lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. §2000e, et seq., and 42 U.S.C. § 1983, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama against the Jefferson County Personnel Board, and the municipal and other governmental jurisdictions within Jefferson County. The Plaintiffs claimed that the Defendants had discriminatory employment practices against blacks and women, and demanded monetary and injunctive relief. The parties entered several Consent Decrees aimed at correcting these practices, which were monitored closely by the courts for several decades. All of the consent decree were eventually modified. The County and the Board were both held in contempt for noncompliance, and were subject to receivership.The consent decrees against the Board and the City were terminated and the cases against them dismissed. As of this writing, the case is still ongoing with the matters involving the County.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 10, 2019
Ward et al v. Von Maur Inc
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3:04-cv-00159 (S.D. Iowa)
EE-IA-0020
On December 19, 2004, several African Americans who applied for a job at Von Maur, Inc. and denied brought suit against Von Maur, Inc. The plaintiffs alleged racial discrimination in Von Maur’s hiring practices including but not limited to failing to interview qualified African Americans, misplacing their applications, discouraging African Americans from applying, subjecting African Americans to stricter scrutiny during interviews and terminating their employment for racial reasons. The parties settled on October 29, 2008.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 10, 2019
Illinois v. City of Chicago
Case Category: Policing
Trial Docket: 1:17-cv-06260 (N.D. Ill.)
PN-IL-0022
This 2017 lawsuit was brought by the state of Illinois on behalf of the people of Illinois in the U.S. District for the Northern District of Illinois. The state brought the suit against the City of Chicago to ensure that the City enacted comprehensive, lasting reform of Chicago law enforcement. After extensive settlement negotiations, the parties submitted proposed consent decree to the court on September 13, 2018. Following a fairness hearing and additional briefing and comments, the court approved the consent decree on January 31, 2019. Although the parties made some changes, the consent decree largely covers the same areas of reform as the agreement originally proposed.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 9, 2019
East Texas Baptist University v. Sebelius
Case Category: Speech and Religious Freedom
Trial Docket: 4:12-cv-03009 (S.D. Tex.)
FA-TX-0005
In 2012, two Baptist universities filed this RFRA challenge to rules adopted pursuant to the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, arguing that the rules infringed on their religious freedom and free speech rights by requiring them to provide coverage for contraception through their group health insurance plans. This case was heard by the Supreme Court as part of Zubik v. Burwell, deciding whether the accommodation to the contraceptive services mandate for nonprofit religious organizations violates the RFRA. On May 16, 2016, the Supreme Court issued a per curiam order remanding all seven cases consolidated in Zubik to their respective courts of appeals, and 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.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 9, 2019
EEOC v. Faribault Foods Inc.
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 0:07-cv-03976 (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0088
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 9, 2019
EEOC v. Video Only
Case Category: Equal Employment
Trial Docket: 3:06-cv-01362-KI (D. Or.)
EE-OR-0020
In 2006, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought this suit against Video Only, Inc in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon (Portland). The EEOC alleged harassment and retaliation based on race, national origin and religion in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Two individuals intervened as plaintiffs as well. In 2008, the court approved the parties’ consent decree. This decree pertained to monetary and injunctive relief and had a duration of three years. For monetary relief, the Video Only Inc. agreed to pay $630,000 to the plaintiffs. For the injunctive relief, the defendant agreed to refrain from retaliation and develop anti-discrimination policies and procedures. This case is closed.
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 9, 2019
The People of the State of New York v. Trump
Case Category: Presidential Authority
Trial Docket: 451130/2018 (State Court)
PR-NY-0006
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 9, 2019
Hastings Automotive v. Sebelius
Case Category: Speech and Religious Freedom
Trial Docket: 0:14-cv-00265-PAM-JJG (D. Minn.)
FA-MN-0010
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 8, 2019
City of New York v. Sessions
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: 1:18-cv-06474-ER (S.D.N.Y.)
IM-NY-0066
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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CASE ADDITIONS
March 8, 2019
U.S. v. State of California
Case Category: Immigration and/or the Border
Trial Docket: 2:18-cv-00490 (E.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0116
Summary/Abstract not yet on record
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