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Muslim Advocates
From their website: "Muslim Advocates is a national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the frontlines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths. We are experts with deep experience in the courtroom and powerful connections in Congress and Washington DC. As a thoughtful voice in Washington, we ensure the concerns of American Muslims are heard by leaders at the highest levels of government. As a watchdog of justice, we use the courts to bring to task those who threaten the rights of American Muslims. Our team of legal advocates, policy experts and communications professionals:
  • Counter anti-Muslim hate by challenging bigotry and hate crimes
  • Empower communities by strengthening American Muslim charities and educating people about their legal rights
  • Fight discrimination with high impact lawsuits against those who wrongfully target American Muslims.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Muslim Advocates v. U.S. Department of Justice
1:18-cv-01967-RC (D.D.C.)
Filed 08/23/2018 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Justice
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0055
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
On August 23, 2018, Muslim Advocates filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against the United States Department of Justice [DOJ] and United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE]. The complaint alleged that the defendants improperly withheld information in violation of the Freedom of ... [view]
2 Dora v. Sessions
1:18-cv-01938 (D.D.C.)
Filed 08/17/2018 - Closed 2019
U.S. Department of Justice
Immigration and/or the Border
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
IM-DC-0065
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
On August 17, 2018, 29 parents who were forcibly separated from their children by the federal government filed this lawsuit in U.S. District Court of District Columbia. The plaintiffs sued the Department of Justice for violating the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. §§ 1101 et seq.), the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. § 701), the ... [view]
3 Muslim Advocates v. U.S. Department of State
1:18-cv-01546-TSC (D.D.C.)
Filed 06/28/2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of State
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0050
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
On June 28, 2018, Muslim Advocates and the Center for Constitutional Rights (non-profit legal advocacy organizations) filed this complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, ... [view]
4 Muslim Advocates v. U.S. Department of Justice
3:18-cv-02137-JSC (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2018 - Closed 2019
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0118
Coding Complete
This suit, filed on April 9, 2018, challenged a report created and issued by defendants the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Executive Order 13780: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States required this report, known as the Initial Section 11 Report. Muslim ... [view]
5 Muslim Advocates v. U.S. Department of State
1:17-cv-02080-TSC (D.D.C.)
Filed 10/05/2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of State
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0033
Coding Complete
On Oct. 5, 2017, the organizations Muslim Advocates, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Americans United for Separation of Church and State, brought this suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Plaintiffs sued the Department of State (DOS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the latter's component U.S. Customs and ... [view]
6 Brennan Center for Justice v. U.S. Department of State
1:17-cv-07520-JGK (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 10/02/2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of State
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0056
Coding Complete
On October 2, 2017, the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law brought this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Represented by Muslim Advocates and private counsel, the Brennan Center sued the Department of State (DOS) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Brennan Center is ... [view]
7 Muslim Advocates v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
1:17-cv-00820 (D.D.C.)
Filed 05/03/2017 - Closed 2019
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
National Security
NS-DC-0109
Coding Complete
On May 3, 2017, Muslim Advocates filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This suit sought documents related to the government's border searches of electronic devices in the possession of individuals from one of the seven nations targeted by ... [view]
8 Muslim Advocates v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
1:17-cv-00813 (D.D.C.)
Filed 05/02/2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
National Security
NS-DC-0110
Coding Complete
On May 2, 2017, the non-profit organization Muslim Advocates filed this suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The suit aimed to shed light on the government's border searches of electronic devices in the possession of persons from the seven Muslim-majority countries covered by President Trump's Jan. 27 and Mar. 6 Executive Orders (Iraq, ... [view]
9 Universal Muslim Association of America v. Trump
1:17-cv-00537 (D.D.C.)
Filed 03/24/2017 - Case Ongoing
United States
United States
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0027
Coding Complete
On March 24, 2017, the Universal Muslim Association of America (UMAA) and two individual Yemenis filed this lawsuit against President Donald Trump in a challenge to his Mar. 6, 2017 Executive Order (EO) barring legal immigrants and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US and barring Syrian refugees indefinitely. The ... [view]
10 Doe v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
1:17-cv-02005-RCL (D.D.C.)
Filed 2017 - Closed
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0037
Coding Complete
On September 28, 2017 plaintiffs filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The complaint was filed by a Syrian family over Executive Order 13780, hereon known as EO-2; the family filed under a pseudonym to protect its members’ identities. In 2004, one of the plaintiffs filed a petition for an ... [view]
11 Hassan v. City of New York
2:12-cv-03401-WJM-MF (D.N.J.)
Filed 2012 - Closed 2018
City of New York
Police Department
Policing
PN-NJ-0006
New York City
Coding Complete
In June 2012, several individuals and organizations affiliated with New Jersey's Muslim community filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the City of New York. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel and the public interest organization Muslim Advocates, alleged they had ... [view]
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