University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse

When we include a case in the Clearinghouse collection, if we know of another source of information about it, we link to that resource. Here are links added in the past 90 days:


CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
August 3, 2019
The Last Chapter in the Crowley Prison Riot Litigation
https://www.triallawyerscollege.org/blog/the-last-chapter-in-the-crowley-prison-riot-litigation-by-bill-trine/
Date: July 2013
By: Bill Trine (Trial Lawyers College Blog)
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
August 2, 2019
Project Civic Access Fact Sheet
https://www.ada.gov/civicfac.htm
Date: August 2019
(Department of Justice)
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
July 20, 2019
Ashley Overbey and Baltimore Brew v. BPD
https://www.aclu-md.org/en/cases/ashley-overbey-and-baltimore-brew-v-bpd
Date: July 2019
(ACLU of Maryland)
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June 30, 2019
A Mental-Health Crisis in Alabama’s Prisons
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/alabama-prison-mental-illness/532242/
Date: July 2017
By: Matt Ford (The Atlantic)
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June 21, 2019
Mays v. County of Sacramento
disabilityrightsca.org
Date: 07/31/2018
By: Disability Rights California
Brief summary of the subject matter of the case, with detailed summaries on individual plaintiffs and links to key documents, press releases, and news coverage.*
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
June 18, 2019
Project Civic Access Settlement Agreement
ADA
Date: July 2008
By: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ) initiated a compliance review of Humboldt County, California under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The DOJ and Humboldt County entered a Project Civic Access settlement agreement with Humboldt County to ...
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June 11, 2019
Want to Shrink the Prison Population? Look at Parole.
Date: Feb. 11, 2019
By: Beth Schwartzapfel (The Marshall Project)
Provides background facts for the Gasca v. Precythe case filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. The article discusses the central issues of the class action and reviews previous Supreme Court case holdings that might apply to Gasca v. Precythe. *
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June 10, 2019
His Clients Weren’t Complaining. But the Judge Said This Lawyer Worked Too Hard.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/29/us/indigent-defense-lawyer-texas.html
Date: March 2018
By: Richard A. Oppel Jr. (The New York Times)
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June 10, 2019
M.J. v. District of Columbia
http://www.bazelon.org/mj-v-district-of-columbia
Date: August 2018
(Bazelon Center)
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
June 10, 2019
Bagnall v. Sebelius
https://www.medicareadvocacy.org/bagnall-v-sebelius-no-11-1703-d-conn-filed-november-3-2011/
(Center for Medicare Advocacy)
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
June 10, 2019
Alexander v. Azar - Litigation
https://www.justiceinaging.org/our-work/litigation/alexander-v-azar-litigation
(Justice in Aging)
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
June 10, 2019
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court documents
CharlieSavage.com
Date: October 2015
By: Charlie Savage (New York Times)
With Laura Poitras, one of the recipients of the Snowden archive, NY Times reporter Charlie Savage wrote a story mapping out some of the major rulings of the FISA Court after 9/11 that affected Americans’ privacy rights and that the public did not know about. He then filed a lengthy FOIA request ...
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CLEARINGHOUSE LINKS TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES
June 10, 2019
Agency Accountability Report - Fiscal Year 2017-2018
Date: Sep. 21, 2018
By: Stirling, Bryan P., Director (South Carolina Department of Corrections)
The original correctional system in South Carolina was established in 1866 when the South Carolina Legislature passed an Act creating the first State-level prison for felons housed in county facilities. In 1960, the South Carolina Governor decided to end the abuses of the correctional system, ...
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June 10, 2019
RECENT COURT FILING
Date: Jan. 1, 2016
By: Harvard Law Review
“The Constitution of the United States guarantees adequate counsel
for indigent defendants, and the Department of Justice is committed to
ensuring that right is met,” said Attorney General Loretta Lynch in
September 2015. Yet this commitment is a relatively recent development ...
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June 9, 2019
STATEMENT OF THE PLAINTIFFS IN CRUZ-GUZMAN V. STATE OF MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL ADEQUACY CASE
Date: Nov. 5, 2015
By: Daniel Shulman
Today we are pleased to announce that we have filed an educational
adequacy lawsuit in Hennepin County District Court against the State of
Minnesota on behalf of all children in Saint Paul and Minneapolis public
schools. The lawsuit challenges the unlawful and unconstitutional ...
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June 9, 2019
Justiciability of State Law School Segregation Claims
Date: Jul. 31, 2018
By: Will Stancil; Jim Hilbert (Mitchell Hamline School of Law)
Courts have always been the final repository of hope for parents
and students who feel that their schools are consigning them to
second-class citizenship. In the United States, no modern
educational injustice has a longer or more abusive history than racial
segregation, and ...
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June 9, 2019
DOE V. ARPAIO
Date: Mar. 1, 2010
By: ACLU
Women in prison do not lose their reproductive rights. Being incarcerated does not mean a woman gives up her right to have an abortion any more than it means that she gives up her right to bear a child.

The ACLU brought this legal challenge in 2004 after learning that Maricopa County ...
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June 9, 2019
CRUZ-GUZMAN V. STATE OF MINNESOTA
Date: Jun. 1, 2017
By: ACLU Minnesota
On July 24, 2018, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled 4-2 that separation-of-powers principles do not prevent the courts from ruling on whether the legislature has violated its duty to ensure an equal education opportunity, free from racial segregation and discrimination. The case will continue ...
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June 9, 2019
GENESEE VALLEY CHAPTER -- TAKING ON THE TOUGHEST SHERIFF
Date: Jan. 27, 2010
By: Scott Forsyth (ACLU of New York)
Sheriff Joseph Arpaio of Arizona's Maricopa County prides himself on being "America's Toughest Sheriff." He also is America's most litigious one. He has commenced a score of lawsuits and defended thousands. Most of the latter involve civil rights violations. His record is not good. Examine a recent ...
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