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:


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June 11, 2018
Challenging Unconstitutional Driver’s License Suspensions
https://www.law.upenn.edu
Date: March 2018
By: Harmann Singh (University of Pennsylvania Law School Law Student)
https://www.law.upenn.edu/live/news/7910-challenging-unconstitutional-drivers-license
Millions of people across the nation have suffered the suspension or revocation of driver’s licenses for the nonpayment of court fines and fees. Forty-three states suspend driver’s licenses and three others prevent renewals for unpaid court debt. Only four states (California, Kentucky, Georgia, ...
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June 8, 2018
Dumont v. Lyon FAQ
http://www.aclumich.org/
Date: Sep. 19, 2017
By: ACLU of Michigan
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June 8, 2018
Wyoming’s Boot Camp Program for Young, First-Time Offenders Openly Discriminates Against Women in Favor of Men
aclu.org
Date: Jul. 26, 2017
By: Stephan Pevar (ACLU)
Wyoming, like many states, has a “boot camp” program for young, first-time offenders. If the “booter” did well, the judge will likely release the person on probation or place the offender in a halfway house. Ms. Blanchard, a 23-year-old first-time offender who was convicted of a drug- ...
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June 7, 2018
Federal Prisoners Sue Over Unconstitutional Isolation Practices
Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
Date: Jun. 9, 2017
By: Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
The DC Prisoners’ Project of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs filed a class action lawsuit today alleging that the Federal Bureau of Prisons has systematically mistreated seriously mentally ill prisoners at the United States Penitentiary at Lewisburg, ...
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June 4, 2018
Hieleras (Iceboxes) in the Rio Grande Valley Sector: Lengthy Detention, Deplorable Conditions, and Abuse in CBP Holding Cells
www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org
Date: Dec. 17, 2015
By: Guillermo Cantor (American Immigration Council)
This report focuses on two aspects of detention in CBP facilities in RGV. First, based on never-before-released government data and documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), it examines length of detention. Second, analyzing new survey data from the Binational Defense and ...
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May 30, 2018
Judge limits St. Louis police tactics like chemical agents used in protests
http://www.stltoday.com
Date: November 2017
By: Robert Patrick (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/federal-judge-restricts-st-louis-police-conduct-during-protests/article_32df73a2-26e9-5478-bb20-34ad5f512e0d.html?utm_content=bufferece41&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=LEEDC
A federal judge issued on November 15, 2017, a wide-ranging restrictions on the ability of St. Louis police to declare protests “unlawful” and use chemical agents against protesters.*
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May 29, 2018
Murray v. County of Santa Barbara: Prisoners file class action lawsuit for failures to provide basic health care and to meet ADA requirements at the Santa Barbara County Jail
https://www.disabilityrightsca.org
Date: March 2018
By: Disability Rights California
https://www.disabilityrightsca.org/cases/murray-v-county-of-santa-barbara
On December 6, 2017, DRC and co-counsel filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of prisoners in the Santa Barbara County Jail, claiming that conditions at the jail do not meet minimum standards under the U.S. Constitution as well as federal and state disability law. The lawsuit alleges that ...
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May 25, 2018
FFRF prevails: Trump administration admits Johnson Amendment still in force
ffrf.org
Date: Aug. 30, 2017
By: Freedom From Religion Foundation
President Trump has failed to fulfill his promise to “get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment,” according to an admission filed in court by his own lawyers.

The Department of Justice filing comes in response to the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s federal lawsuit ...
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May 24, 2018
University of Denver to Pay $2.66 Million and Increase Salaries to Settle EEOC Equal Pay Lawsuit
https://www.eeoc.gov
Date: May 1018
By: EEOC
The University of Denver will pay $2.66 million and furnish other relief to settle a pay discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC's lawsuit charged that the university violated federal law by paying a ...
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May 22, 2018
Cary restaurant must pay up in sexual harrassment suit
Triangle Business Journal
Date: Sep. 16, 2008
By: Chris Coletta (Triangle Business Journal)
A judge has awarded two former employees at Cinelli’s Restaurant in Cary nearly $90,000 in damages in a ruling in a federal sexual harrasment lawsuit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Tuesday that the female employees, Meghan O’Connell and Brittany Bumgarner, were in a “ ...
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May 21, 2018
United Airlines Pays Over $1 Million To Settle EEOC ADA Suit
Lexis Nexus Newsroom
Date: July 2015
By: Jonathan Mook (Lexis Nexus)
United Airlines recently agreed to pay over $1 million to settle a long-running suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) charging United with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) by denying disabled employees reassignment to a vacant position ...
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May 21, 2018
EEOC Scores Victory in Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuit
https://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
Date: Nov. 27, 2017
By: Daniel R. Long (Labor & Employment Law Perspectives)
The case, EEOC v. Scott Medical Health Center, P.C., was previously newsworthy as one of the first two sexual orientation discrimination lawsuits that the EEOC filed. It was also one of the first cases in which a federal court held that sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination prohibited ...
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May 21, 2018
Employer is Not Entitled to Recover Attorney’s Fees When Victorious Against the EEOC
May Law LLP
Date: December 2012
By: May Law LLP Law Firm
The Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) was designed to address the disparity of resources between the government and a private party to a lawsuit. Its mandatory fee provision requires the government to bear the litigation costs of a prevailing defendant, evening out the playing field between small ...
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May 20, 2018
April 25, 2018 Supreme Court Oral Argument
The Supreme Court of the United States
Date: Apr. 25, 2018
By: SCOTUS (The Supreme Court of the United States )
Audio recording of the April 25, 2018 Supreme Court oral arguments in Trump v. Hawaii. *
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May 18, 2018
FJI Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Florida Department of Corrections for Not Providing Hepatitis C Treatment
floridajusticeinstitute.org
Date: May 11, 2017
By: Florida Justice Institute
The Florida Justice Institute (FJI) has filed a class action lawsuit against the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) for failing to provide incarcerated people with life-saving medications for hepatitis C, resulting in thousands being left at risk for liver failure, liver cancer, and a very ...
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May 18, 2018
Florida prisoners with hepatitis are at risk for worse, lawsuit claims
miamiherald.com
Date: May 11, 2017
By: Julie K. Brown (Miami Herald)
Thousands of Florida prison inmates who have hepatitis C are not getting adequate medication and treatment — leaving them at risk for liver failure, liver cancer and death, according to a lawsuit filed against the Florida Department of Corrections. The case, brought on behalf of three state ...
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May 18, 2018
RTD Violates the American's with Disabilities Disabilities Act
ccdconline.org
Date: October 2013
By: Kevin W. Williams (Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition)
The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (“CCDC”) filed a lawsuit today in Federal District Court in Denver, CO. CCDC alleges that the Regional Transportation District (”RTD”) fails to ensure that passengers with disabilities who require the use of wheelchairs and other mobility devices ...
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May 17, 2018
Federal Court Orders Health Care for Transgender Missouri Inmate
https://www.lambdalegal.org/news/mo_20180209_hicklin-pi-granted
Date: February 2018
By: Lambda Legal
Federal Court Orders Health Care for Transgender Missouri Inmate

February 9, 2018

(St. Louis, MO, February 9, 2017) — Today, a federal district court ordered the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) and its contracted healthcare provider, Corizon LLC, to ...
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May 17, 2018
Solitary confinement is especially harmful to juveniles and should not be used to punish them
https://www.aclu-wa.org/
Date: Nov. 17, 2017
By: Amy Roe (ACLU of Washington)
A discussion of solitary confinement and its effects on juveniles, with focus on the events that gave rise to Doe v. Grays Harbor County.*
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May 16, 2018
Challenging ICE Interference with Legal Representation at Dilley
American Immigration Council
Date: August 2017
By: American Immigration Council
Dilley Pro Bono Project v. ICE, No. (D.D.C. filed June 1, 2017)
This case was filed after ICE barred Caroline Perris, a full-time legal assistant with the Dilley Pro Bono Project (DPBP), from entering the South Texas Family Residential Center (STFRC) in Dilley, Texas. . . . *
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May 16, 2018
HUNTER, ET AL. V. BESHEAR
https://www.aclualabama.org/
Date: 2018
By: ACLU of Alabama
This class-action lawsuit is against Alabama Department of Mental Health Commissioner James V. Perdue on behalf of persons with severe mental illness who have been languishing in Alabama county jails awaiting court-ordered mental health services known as competency restoration treatment.*
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May 16, 2018
www.ParkerSettlement.com
http://www.parkersettlement.com/
Date: December 2017
By: Cuti Hecker Wang
IF YOU WERE A PRE-TRIAL DETAINEE IN THE CUSTODY OF THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION AND SERVED “OLD TIME” IN PUNITIVE SEGREGATION (THE “BING”) BETWEEN 11/23/12 AND 9/16/15, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO MONEY

This website contains information regarding a class action lawsuit ...
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May 11, 2018
Missouri v. Jenkins and the De Facto Abandonment of Court-Enforced Desegregation
Santa Clara Law Digital Commons
Date: Jan. 1, 1996
By: Bradley W. Joondeph (Santa Clara University School of Law)
The author argues that Missouri v. Jenkins marks the end of court-enforced school desegregation.*
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May 10, 2018
Money and School Performance: Lessons from the Kansas City School Desegregation Experiment
Cato Institute
Date: Mar. 16, 1998
By: Paul Ciotti (Cato Institute)
Examines the desegregation plans implemented by Kansas City after Jenkins v. Missouri, 639 F.Supp. 19 (W.D. Mo. 1985).*
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May 10, 2018
The Oyez Project, Missouri v. Jenkins
www.oyez.org
Date: Apr. 19, 1990
By: Oyez Project
Information about the facts of the case, issues, and conclusion of the Court in Missouri v. Jenkins, 495 US 33 (1990).*
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April 8, 2018
Washington Lawyers’ Committee Challenges TPS Termination
www.washlaw.org
Date: Mar. 26, 2018
By: Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
On Friday, March 23, CASA de Maryland and several El Salvador nationals filed a complaint in federal court challenging the unlawful termination of El Salvador’s designation as a Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) country. Plaintiffs are represented by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for ...
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April 8, 2018
CASA Challenges Trump’s Unconstitutional End of TPS for El Salvador
www.wearecasa.org
Date: Mar. 23, 2018
By: CASA de Maryland
LANGLEY PARK, MD (FRIDAY, MARCH 23) _ CASA, the area’s largest immigrant service and advocacy organization, announced Friday that it is challenging the unconstitutional dismantling of the program that has granted work permits for Salvadorans and allowed them to live in the United States legally ...
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April 8, 2018
Immigrant Org Fights Nix Of Protected Status For Salvadorans
www.law360.com
Date: Mar. 23, 2018
By: Kevin Penton (Law360)
Law360 (March 23, 2018, 6:49 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal court should enter an order barring the Trump administration from carrying through with its plans to terminate a temporary protected status program for approximately 200,000 Salvadorans in September 2019, an immigrants’ advocacy group ...
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April 8, 2018
Rights Group Sues DHS For Info On Asylum Seekers
www.law360.com
Date: Mar. 26, 2018
By: Kevin Penton (Law360)
Law360 (March 26, 2018, 8:12 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is violating federal public records laws by failing to provide records of how immigration officers treat asylum seekers, a rights organization told a California federal court on Monday.*
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April 8, 2018
Azar v. Garza
www.scotusblog.com
Date: Nov. 3, 2017
By: SCOTUSblog
Issue: Whether, pursuant to United States v. Munsingwear, Inc., the Supreme Court should vacate the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s judgment and instruct that court to remand the case to the district court with directions to dismiss all claims for prospective relief ...
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April 5, 2018
Memorandum for Heads of Departmental Law Enforcement Components
https://www.justice.gov/criminal
Date: Oct. 19, 2017
By: Rod J. Rosenstein (US Department of Justice )
Memo written by Rod Rosenstein providing guidance for DoJ attorneys and agents seeking protective orders under 18 U.S.C. 2705(b) of the Stored Communication act. *
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March 30, 2018
Similar accounts in suit over alleged teen prison rapes pose challenge to state's defense
The Bridge
Date: Apr. 14, 2015
By: Ted Roelofs (The Bridge)
This report is video deposition testimony about alleged sexual assaults of youthful prisoners in Michigan prisons, at issue in Does v. Department of Corrections*
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March 25, 2018
This Transgender Teen Is Suing His High School Over Bathroom Rights
Teen Vogue
Date: Mar. 25, 2018
By: Brittney McNamara (Teen Vogue)
Interview and brief overview of the news surrounding the case, W. v. Kenosha Unified School District No. 1 Board of Education.*
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March 24, 2018
U.S. judge dismisses Tennessee refugee resettlement lawsuit
www.reuters.com
Date: Mar. 19, 2018
By: Stempel, Jonathan (Reuters)
(Reuters) - A judge on Monday dismissed the state of Tennessee’s lawsuit accusing the U.S. government of unconstitutionally coercing it into subsidizing the federal refugee resettlement program.

Tennessee accused the government of invading its sovereignty by requiring it to provide ...
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March 23, 2018
The Oyez Project, Milliken v. Bradley II
www.oyez.org
Date: Jun. 27, 1977
By: Oyez Project
This page summarizes the case and has audio recordings of oral arguments and the Supreme Court's opinion announcement.*
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March 21, 2018
Douglas v. Independent Living Center of Southern California
Oyez
Date: March 2018
By: Oyez
Oral Argument October 3, 2011, in Douglas v. Independent Living Center of Southern California.The Supreme Court agreed to hear three separate appeals from the state, all of which raise the same issue. The lead case is Maxwell-Jolly v. Independent Living Center of Southern California. The other two ...
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