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
September 5, 2018
International Profit Associates to Pay $8 Million for Sexual Harassment of Eighty-Two Women
EEOC
Date: Mar. 28, 2011
By: EEOC
https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/3-28-11a.cfm
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August 30, 2018
HAMAMA V. ADDUCCI
Date: Aug. 30, 2018
By: ACLU
The ACLU sued Immigration and Customs Enforcement in June 2017 after ICE agents arrested more than 100 Iraqis — including many who’ve been in the U.S. for decades — in raids throughout metropolitan Detroit.*
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August 20, 2018
Furlow v. Belmar
Center for Constitutional Rights
Date: Feb. 28, 2018
(Center for Constitutional Rights)
Case page on Furlow v. Belmar from the Center for Constitutional Rights.*
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August 13, 2018
Datz v. Suffolk County (Defending First Amendment Right to Film Police Activity in Public in Suffolk County)
NYCLU Cases
Date: Jul. 1, 2014
(NYCLU)
New York Civil Liberties Union case page, including video the plaintiff took of the police activity*
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August 9, 2018
Gerber and Berlin v. Cooper - Freedom to Marry in North Carolina
ACLU Cases
Date: Jun. 2, 2014
(ACLU)
The ACLU's page for the case.*
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August 8, 2018
Flint Water Crisis: Settlement to Launch Groundbreaking Program to Assess Impacts on Flint Children
ACLU of Michigan
Date: Apr. 9, 2018
By: ACLU of Michigan
Attorneys for Flint schoolchildren have reached a historic agreement with the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) and Flint Community Schools (FCS) to establish an unprecedented program to provide universal screening, and in-depth assessments when ...
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August 6, 2018
Ligon v. City of New York (Challenging the NYPD's Aggressive Patrolling of Private Apartment Buildings)
New York Civil Liberties Union
Date: Jul. 1, 2017
By: New York Civil Liberties Union
This class-action lawsuit challenges Operation Clean Halls, a part of the NYPD's stop-and-frisk program that allows police officers to patrol thousands of private apartment buildings across New York City.*
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August 4, 2018
Landmark Settlement in Challenge to NYPD Surveillance of New York Muslims: What You Need to Know
ACLU
Date: Jan. 7, 2016
By: Hina Shamsi (ACLU National Security Project)
Article by director of ACLU's National Security Project describing 2016 joint settlement in Handschu v. Special Services Division and Raza v. City of New York.*
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August 4, 2018
Handschu v. Special Services Division (Challenging NYPD Surveillance Practices Targeting Political Groups)
NYCLU
Date: 2008
(ACLU)
Case overview of Handschu v. Special Services Division from New York Civil Liberties Union.*
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August 3, 2018
Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al.
Center for Constitutional Rights - Active Cases
Date: Jul. 20, 2018
(Center for Constitutional Rights)
The Center for Constitutional Rights, which filed the class action lawsuit in Floyd v. City of New York, has a summary and timeline of the case featured in its "Active Cases."*
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August 3, 2018
Case Study: Floyd v. City of New York
Catalysts for Collaboration
Date: Jan. 1, 2015
(Catalysts for Collaboration)
Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al., was a landmark federal class action lawsuit that addressed the controversial stop-and-frisk policies of the New York Police Department. The case was the result of significant collaboration of multiple advocacy, legal, and community groups that challenged ...
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July 20, 2018
J.S.R v. Sessions; V.F.B v Sessions
Yale Law webpage
Date: Summer 2018
(Yale Law School)
Yale Law School clinic summary of the litigation. *
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July 18, 2018
The Oyez Project: Wards Cove Packing v. Atonio, 490 US 642 (1989)
www.oyez.org
Date: Jun. 5, 1989
By: Oyez Project (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law)
Information about the Supreme Court litigation in this case, including audio recordings of the oral argument and reargument, and the written opinion.*
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July 16, 2018
2018 FAIR HOUSING TRENDS REPORT
http://nationalfairhousing.org
Date: January 2018
By: Shanti Abedin, Cathy Cloud, Alia Fierro, Debby Goldberg, Jorge Andres Soto, and Morgan Williams (National Fair Housing Alliance)
Imagine the house you grew up in, the local pool you swam in, shopping in a grocery store full of fresh fruits and vegetables, the great school you attended with your friends, and the doctor nearby who took care of you when you were sick. That’s how all of us would like to remember our childhoods ...
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July 16, 2018
SINGLETON ET. AL. V. CANNIZZARO ET. AL
http://www.civilrightscorps.org
Date: March 2018
By: Civil Rights Corps
http://www.civilrightscorps.org/prosecutor-project/
The Prosecutor Project's initiating piece of litigation, this lawsuit seeks to end the unconstitutional deception and jailing of crime victims and witnesses by the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office. The lawsuit details District Attorney Cannizzaro’s illegal scheme of fabricating ...
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July 11, 2018
RECENT RETALIATION CASES IN FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION LAW
American Bar Association
Date: October 2009
By: William R. Tamayo (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
In Fiscal Year 2008, 95,402 charges were filed with the EEOC, reflecting a significant jump form the numbers of charges filed in FY 2007 (82,792) and in FY 2006 (75,768). The retaliation charges increases significantly from 22,555 in FY 2006 to 26,663 in FY 2007 to 32,690 in FY 2008. For a more ...
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July 3, 2018
The Consequences of Brown v. Plata Are Nothing to Dismiss: The California Prison Case Continues
https://abovethelaw.com
Date: October 2017
By: Tamara Tabo (Above the Law)
https://abovethelaw.com/2013/10/the-consequences-of-brown-v-plata-are-nothing-to-dismiss-the-california-prison-case-continues/
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July 3, 2018
Prison Overcrowding and Brown v. Plata
https://newrepublic.com
Date: June 2011
By: Marie Gottschalk (The New Republic)
https://newrepublic.com/article/89575/prison-overcrowding-brown-plata-supreme-court-california
Today the United States is the world’s warden, incarcerating more people than any other country. With just 5 percent of the world’s population, it has 25 percent of its prisoners. Since the 1970s, the United States has built the largest penal system in the world to accommodate a sixfold ...
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July 3, 2018
BROWN V. PLATA ACLU
https://www.aclu.org
Date: May 2011
By: ACLU
https://www.aclu.org/cases/brown-v-plata
Whether a federal court appropriately exercised its authority by ordering the State of California to reduce the size of its prison population, which was more than double the system’s intended capacity, after dozens of remedial orders had failed for more than a decade to ensure that California ...
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July 3, 2018
DAMUS V. NIELSEN
https://www.aclu.org
Date: March 2018
By: ACLU
https://www.aclu.org/cases/damus-v-nielsen
The American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, Human Rights First, and Covington & Burling LLP filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s arbitrary detention of asylum seekers fleeing persecution, torture, or death in their countries of origin.*
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July 2, 2018
Prison Reforms Can Have Positive Impact on Kids, Expert Says
The Council of State Governments Justice Center website
Date: October 2016
By: Emily Nohr (The Council of State Governments Justice Center)
Lawmakers can protect the children of nonviolent inmates by expanding existing prison reforms and working with judges who sentence parents, a leading expert in sentencing said Tuesday.

Children of such offenders suffer from low academic achievement and struggle as they become adults, ...
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July 2, 2018
Group Studying Why Prison Population is Up While Crime Declines
The Council of State Governments Justice Center website
Date: August 2014
By: JoAnne Young (The Council of State Governments Justice Center)
Crime decreased 20 percent in Nebraska over the past 10 years, and adult arrests decreased 15 percent.

So why has Nebraska’s inmate population climbed 17 percent? Why are the state’s prisons at 157 percent of capacity? And what might explain the growth spike over the past two years? ...
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July 2, 2018
BURKS, ET AL. V. SCOTT COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
aclu.org
Date: Jun. 27, 2017
By: American Civil Liberties Union
After learning that the Scott County Detention Center in Mississippi has held people for as long as a year without indicting them or appointing counsel, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Mississippi, and the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center filed a class action suit ...
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June 26, 2018
State of Hawaii v. Trump_Full Summary
Date: Jun. 26, 2018
(Civil Rights Clearinghouse Law Student)
Full summary of State of Hawaii v. Trump *
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June 25, 2018
Judge Sets Guidelines for Lincoln Hills
https://urbanmilwaukee.com
Date: July 2017
By: Gretchen Schuldt, (Wisconsin Justice Initiative)
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2017/07/05/court-watch-judge-sets-guidelines-for-lincoln-hills/
The state’s Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake juvenile prisons must reduce the maximum amount of time incarcerated youths are held in solitary confinement, a federal judge told lawyers involved in a lawsuit over abusive conditions at the institutions. Other guidelines call for a reduction in the use ...
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June 25, 2018
Settlement Agreement
Prison Legal News
Date: Jul. 24, 2017
By: Prison Legal News
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