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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January 21, 2020
Seth v. District of Columbia
The Arc
Date: Jul. 24, 2019
By: The Arc
This lawsuit challenges the indefinite incarceration of Markelle Seth, a young man with intellectual disability languishing in federal prison despite not having been convicted of a crime in violation of his right under state and federal law to receive services and treatment in the most integrated ...
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January 17, 2020
Another Look at the Judicial Power of the Purse: Courts, Corrections, and State Budgets in the 1980s
Date: 1996
By: John Fliter (Kansas State University Faculty)
30 L. & Soc'y Rev. 399
In measuring the impact of court-ordered prison reforms on state budgets, Taggart (1989) challenged Harriman and Straussman's (1983) conclusion that court decisions have affected state spending for corrections. This Research Note explores important questions left unanswered by both studies: (1) ...
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January 17, 2020
Hearings before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary
Date: July 1997
By: United States Senate (United States)
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January 11, 2020
Pro Se Muslim Prisoner Reaches Religious Rights Settlement Agreement with Virginia Prison Officials
Date: June 2009
By: David M. Reutter (Prison Legal News)
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January 11, 2020
Sheriff to end solitary confinement for teens at Palm Beach County jail under settlement
Date: November 2018
By: John Pacenti (The Palm Beach Post)
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January 11, 2020
Trump Shares Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Videos, and Britain’s Leader Condemns Them
Date: November 2017
By: Peter Baker and Eileen Sullivan (N.Y. Times)
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November 22, 2019
Trapped Inside: The Past, Present, and Future of Solitary Confinement in New York
https://www.nyclu.org/sites/default/files/field_documents/201910_nyclu_solitary_web.pdf
Date: October 2019
By: Shames & Desgranges (New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) )
Every day thousands of people in New York State prisons, mostly people of color, are held in 23-hour isolation for months, sometimes years, at a time. As solitary confinement has come under increasing scrutiny, institutions around the world have been turning away from the practice. New York must ...
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November 13, 2019
Tennessee lawmakers did not have standing to sue U.S. State Department over Medicaid funding for refugees
www.wolterskluwer.com/
Date: Jul. 25, 2019
By: Brochin, Jeffrey H., J.D. (Wolters Kluwer)
Tennessee General Assembly could not show "institutional injury," a requisite element to give it standing to sue, and it was not the authorized agent to sue on behalf of the state—which did suffer an institutional injury.

The Federal Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ...
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November 11, 2019
Oyez: Kennedy v. Mendoza-Martinez
https://www.oyez.org/cases/1961/2
Date: Nov. 11, 2019
(Cornell Legal Information Institute, Justia, Chicago-Kent College of Law)
Kennedy v. Mendoza-Martinez, Oyez, https://www.oyez.org/cases/1961/2 (last visited Nov 11, 2019).
This link provides a brief summary of the facts of the case, the issue presented, and the majority opinion in this case. The website also provides links to the parties' oral arguments.*
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November 4, 2019
The Oyez Project: Altitude Express v. Zarda.
https://www.oyez.org/cases/2019/17-1623
Date: 10/8/2019
By: Oyez Project (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law)
"Altitude Express v. Zarda." Oyez, www.oyez.org/cases/2019/17-1623. Accessed 4 Nov. 2019.
Information about the Supreme Court litigation in this case.*
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