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1 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
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COVID Summary: This is a class action suit regarding the legality of detention orders that are holding detainees at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for up to years and detrimental to life during the COVID-19 pandemic. The plaintiffs moved for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on December 14, 2020, but withdrew the request for ... [view]
2 Russell v. Wayne County
2:20-cv-11094-MAG-EAS (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 05/04/2020 - Case Ongoing
Wayne County
Jail Conditions
JC-MI-0012
Wayne County
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COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action complaint brought by six detainees in Wayne County Jail, seeking injunctive, declaratory and habeas relief. The petitioners sought the release or transfers to home confinement of medically vulnerable inmates in light of the virus, as well as an injunction requiring COVID-19 mitigation measures. The case ... [view]
3 Belton, Jr. v. East Baton Rouge Parish Prison
3:20-cv-00278 (M.D. La.)
Filed 05/04/2020 - Closed 2021
East Baton Rouge Parish Prison
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
JC-LA-0030
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action filed by inmates in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, seeking the release of medically vulnerable people and appropriate hygiene and social distancing measures for those still in the facility. The court denied to enter a temporary restraining order on July 3, and on February 4, 2021 the court granted the ... [view]
4 Cameron v. Bouchard
2:20-cv-10949-LVP-MJH (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 04/17/2020 - Case Ongoing
Oakland County
Corrective Services
Jail Conditions
JC-MI-0011
Oakland County
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
5 Swain v. Junior
1:20-cv-21457 (S.D. Fla.)
Filed 04/05/2020 - Closed 2020
Miami-Dade County
Jail Conditions
JC-FL-0025
Miami-Dade County
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COVID-19 Summary: On April 4, 2020, individuals detained in Miami-Dade County jails filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, seeking habeas, injunctive, and declaratory relief. The court granted plaintiff’s motion for a TRO and preliminary injunction in part, and the defendants appealed to ... [view]
6 Dixon v. City of St. Louis
4:19-cv-00112 (E.D. Mo.)
Filed 01/28/2019 - Case Ongoing
City of St. Louis
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MO-0023
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On January 28, 2019, several arrestees from St. Louis filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. None of the four named plaintiffs could afford to pay their monetary release conditions, which ranged from $10,000 to $30,000, and were thus incarcerated at one of the City’s two detention centers ... [view]
7 Baker v. Florissant
4:16-cv-01693 (E.D. Mo.)
Filed 10/31/2016 - Case Ongoing
City of Florissant, Missouri
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MO-0024
St. Louis County
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On October 31st, 2016, a group of Plaintiffs who had been jailed for their inability to pay fines owed to the City of Florissant, Missouri for traffic tickets or other minor municipal offenses, sued the City for this violation of due process in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The Plaintiffs are represented by the ... [view]
8 Templeton v. Dotson
4:14-cv-02019 (E.D. Mo.)
Filed 12/08/2014 - Closed 2015
County of St. Louis
Policing
PN-MO-0005
St. Louis County
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On December 8, 2014, residents of St. Louis and Ferguson, MO, filed this lawsuit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The plaintiffs sued the co-directors of the Unified Command, which was responsible for oversight and control of all the law enforcement response to demonstrations following the killing of Michael Brown ... [view]
9 Service Employees International Union, Local #1 v. Husted
2:12-cv-00562-ALM-TPK (S.D. Ohio)
Filed 06/22/2012 - Closed 2016
Ohio Secretary of State
Ohio
Election/Voting Rights
VR-OH-0080
Coding Complete
This litigation involves two related cases filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. The lead case was filed on June 22, 2012, by a number of unions, including Service Employees International Union Local 1 (SEIU), against the State of Ohio challenging several provisions of Ohio's election code. The related case, Ne ... [view]
10 Arcia v. Detzner
1:12-cv-22282 (S.D. Fla.)
Filed 06/17/2012 - Closed 2012
Florida Sec'y of State
Florida
Election/Voting Rights
VR-FL-0170
Coding Complete
On June 17, 2012, this fourth lawsuit over Florida's voter purge program was filed by a group of civil and voting rights organizations against the Florida Secretary of State under Section 1983, the Voting Rights Act, and the National Voter Registration Act. They argue that the purge program discriminated against black and Latino citizens, and ... [view]
11 Texas v. Holder
1:2012cv00128 (D.D.C.)
Filed 01/24/2012 - Closed 2014
U.S.
Election/Voting Rights
VR-DC-1167
Coding Complete
This case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by the State of Texas on January 24, 2012, which sought judicial approval of its voter ID law. Texas was required by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to seek either U.S. Department of Justice or federal court "preclearance" of the law, prior to its implementation. The ... [view]
12 Applewhite v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
330 M.D. 2012 (State Court)
Filed 2012 - Closed 2014
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Election/Voting Rights
VR-PA-0115
Coding Complete
In March 2012, the Pennsylvania legislature passed Act 18, also known as the Pennsylvania Voter ID Law. The law required presentation of a photo identification card for most registered voters to cast a ballot. It also stated that the primary form of identification required was a Department of Transportation (PennDOT) driver's license or the non- ... [view]
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