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1 E.F. v. New York City Department of Education
1:21-cv-00419 (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 01/26/2021 - Case Ongoing
City of New York
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
DR-NY-0017
New York
Coding Complete
On January 26, 2021, this class-action suit was filed against the New York City Department of Education, the City of New York, and the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education on behalf of a class of nearly 2,000 Staten Island children with disabilities who alleged that they were being taught in segregated and unequal settings in ... [view]
2 Texas v. United States
6:21-cv-00003 (S.D. Tex.)
Filed 01/22/2021 - Case Ongoing
United States
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-TX-0057
Coding Complete
Shortly after President Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, 2021, Acting Homeland Security Secretary David Pekoske issued a memorandum ordering U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") to halt most deportations from the United States for 100 days ("100 day pause"). The 100 day pause was intended to allow time for ICE to overhaul its ... [view]
3 People of New York v. New York
1:21-cv-00322 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 01/14/2021 - Case Ongoing
City of New York
City of New York Police Department
Policing
PN-NY-0054
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
4 Harper v. Cuomo
9:21-cv-00019 (N.D.N.Y.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Prison Conditions
PC-NY-0081
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
5 National Immigrant Justice Center v. Executive Office for Immigration Review
1:21-cv-00056 (D.D.C.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0094
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
6 Sadat v. Trump
3:21-cv-00416 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-CA-0007
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
7 Disability Rights Connecticut v. Connecticut Department of Correction
3:21-cv-00146 (D. Conn.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Prison Conditions
PC-CT-0023
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
8 Public Counsel v. Presiding Judge, Superior Court of LA Cty
21STCV05124 (State Court)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-CA-0028
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
9 Thompson v. Trump
1:21-cv-00400 (D.D.C.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Election/Voting Rights
VR-DC-1178
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
10 Catchings v. Wilson
1:21-cv-00428-GLR (D. Md.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Jail Conditions
JC-MD-0018
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
11 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Nexus Services, Inc.
5:21-cv-00016-EKD (W.D. Va.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-VA-0011
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
12 Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. v. Executive Office for Immigration Review
1:20-cv-03812 (D.D.C.)
Filed 12/23/2020 - Case Ongoing
Executive Office for Immigration Review
Department of Justice
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0093
Washington D.C.
Coding Complete
On December 23, 2020, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, with several other immigration service organizations, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Catholic Legal Immigration Network sued the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) under the Administrative Procedure Act. Represented by private counsel, ... [view]
13 Ryan v. Smith
3:20-cv-00843-SDD-SDJ (M.D. La.)
Filed 12/14/2020 - Case Ongoing
Judges
19th Judicial District Court of Louisiana
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-LA-0014
East Baton Rouge Parish
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
14 Weikert v. Elder
1:20-cv-03646 (D. Colo.)
Filed 12/13/2020 - Case Ongoing
Sheriff of El Paso County, Colorado
El Paso County Sheriff's Office
Jail Conditions
JC-CO-0012
El Paso County
Coding In Process
COVID-19 Summary: This putative class action was filed on December 20, 2020 by a group of medically vulnerable detainees at the El Paso County Jail in Colorado, seeking reasonable COVID-19 safety measures. The Court granted a stipulated preliminary injunction on January 4, 2021.
This case is about the detainment conditions of individuals ... [view]
15 DOJ v. Amtrak
1:20-cv-3503 (D.D.C.)
Filed 12/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
The National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-DC-0009
Coding Complete
On December 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint against the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (“Amtrak”) for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12131-12165, by failing to make its intercity rail stations accessible to individuals with disabilities by July 26, 2020, as ... [view]
16 Page v. Comey
1:20-cv-03460 (D.D.C.)
Filed 11/27/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Justice
National Security
NS-DC-0144
Coding Complete
This case is related to the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse's coverage of the Carter Page Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants. For more information on litigation to disclose the warrants that inspired this case, please see this link. For a summary of the ... [view]
17 Vangala v. USCIS
3:20-cv-08143 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 11/19/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0172
Coding Complete
On November 19, 2020, three noncitizens filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) on behalf of themselves and all individuals who had been or would be harmed by a USCIS ... [view]
18 Wolfe v. Portland
3:20-cv-01882-BR (D. Or.)
Filed 11/01/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Portland
Portland Police Bureau
Policing
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PN-OR-0010
Multnomah County
Coding Complete
This case is about the failure of local, state, and federal law enforcement officials to establish policies that afford people with disabilities the same opportunities to avoid law enforcement harm as those without disabilities. Four Portland, Oregon residents with disabilities, along with the advocacy organization Disability Rights Oregon, ... [view]
19 National Urban League v. Trump
1:20-cv-03121 (D.D.C.)
Filed 10/29/2020 - Case Ongoing
President of the United States
Speech and Religious Freedom
FA-DC-0023
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
This is a case about President Trump's executive order that prohibits racial sensitivity training in federal agencies, contractors, and grant recipients. On October 29, 2020, the National Urban League and National Fair Housing Alliance, two civil rights non-profits, filed this putative class action lawsuit in the District Court for the District of ... [view]
20 Agudath Israel of America v. Cuomo
1:20-cv-04834 (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 10/08/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of New York
Speech and Religious Freedom
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-NY-0010
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: A group of Orthodox Jewish synagogues brought this lawsuit against the Governor of New York on October 8, 2020, alleging that the governor's restrictions on gatherings in light of surges in COVID-19 cases violated the Free Exercise Clause. After the district court denied plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction, they ... [view]
21 Turner v. U.S. Agency for Global Media
1:20-cv-02885-BAH (D.D.C.)
Filed 10/08/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Agency for Global Media
Speech and Religious Freedom
FA-DC-0024
Washington D.C.
Coding Complete
On October 8, 2020, former civil servants at the U.S. Agency for Global Media (the Agency) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The former employees sued the Agency under the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. § 706, and further alleged that the Agency violated the First Amendment rights of the Agency's ... [view]
22 Massachusetts Fair Housing Center v. HUD
3:20-cv-11765-MGM (D. Mass.)
Filed 09/28/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-MA-0007
Coding Complete
On September 28, 2020, the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center (“MFHC”) and Housing Works, Inc. (“Housing Works”) filed a complaint against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) and the Secretary of HUD (“Secretary”) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiffs sued the ... [view]
23 Crawford v. McDonalds
1:20-cv-05132 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 08/31/2020 - Case Ongoing
McDonald's USA, LLC
McDonald's USA
Public Accomm./Contracting
PA-IL-0001
Coding Complete
On August 31, 2020, 52 Black McDonald’s franchisees filed this lawsuit against McDonald’s alleging systematic and covert racial discrimination by McDonald's in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiffs claimed that McDonald’s racially discriminated against them in its management policies and set the ... [view]
24 Detroit Will Breathe v. Detroit
2:20-cv-12363-RHC-APP (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 08/31/2020 - Case Ongoing
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan
Detroit Mayor
Policing
PN-MI-0013
Detroit
Coding Complete
This lawsuit was filed on August 31, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The plaintiffs included Detroit Will Breathe (DWB) and fourteen individuals. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel on behalf of the National Lawyers Guild, sued the city of Detroit, Mayor Michael Duggan, Police Chief James Craig, and ... [view]
25 Pettibone v. Trump
3:20-cv-01464 (D. Or.)
Filed 08/26/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Marshals Service
Policing
PN-OR-0009
Coding Complete
This case is about the federal law enforcement mission “Operation Diligent Valor” directed by the Department of Homeland Security against protestors during the widespread racial justice protests in Portland, Oregon in the summer of 2020. Individual Oregon residents along with Black Millennial Movement and Rose City Justice, Inc. brought this ... [view]
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