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ACLU of Southern California
The ACLU of Southern California was founded in 1923, just three years after the national ACLU. Its mission is to preserve and expand the rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. It handles cases that affect a large number of people involving freedom of speech, press, religion, and association; due process; equal protection; and privacy; voting rights; discrimination based on disability, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion or national origin; police and jail reform; and workers' rights.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Adlerstein v. U.S. Customs and Border Protection
4:19-cv-00500-CJK (D. Ariz.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Customs and Border Protection; U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement; Federal Bureau of Investigations
U.S. Customs and Border Protection; U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement; Federal Bureau of Investigations
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-AZ-0029
Coding Complete
This case involves the effects of the Trump administration’s efforts to increase scrutiny of private United States citizens working on behalf of migrants and refugees along the U.S.-Mexico border. On October 16, 2019, the plaintiffs, three humanitarian activists, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona against U ... [view]
2 Bhattarai v. Nielsen
3:19-cv-00731 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0145
Washington, D.C.
Coding Complete
On February 10, 2019, a group of beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) from Honduras and Nepal and their U.S.-citizen children filed this class action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, the National Day Laborer Organizing ... [view]
3 Sigma-Beta-XI v. Riverside
5:18-cv-01399 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
Riverside County
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-CA-0021
Riverside County
Coding Complete
On July 1 2018, Sigma Beta Xi (a non-profit organization) and three children filed this class action in the Central District of California. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU, National Center for Youth Law, and private counsel, sued the County of Riverside under state law and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violations under the First, Fourth, and ... [view]
4 ACLU of Southern California v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
2:18-cv-08917-JAK-JEM (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0135
Coding Complete
On October 16, 2018, ACLU of Southern California filed this lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiff sued under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. §552, seeking the release of records related to U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) ... [view]
5 Castillo v. Nielsen
5:18-cv-01317-ODW-MAA (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security
Prison Conditions
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0138
Coding Complete
On June 19, 2018, Immigrant Defenders Law Center (IDLC) and private plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiffs sued to challenge the policies related to immigrant detainees held at FCI Victorville Medium Security Prison. They alleged that ... [view]
6 Aleman Gonzalez v. Sessions
3:18-cv-01869-JSC (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0120
San Francisco
Coding Complete
On May 27, 2018, immigrant detainees who had been held for more than six months without a bond hearing while adjudication of their removal decisions was in process, petitioned the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for a writ of habeas corpus; they also sought declaratory and injunctive relief. Represented by Centro Legal ... [view]
7 Al-Mowafak v. Trump
3:17-cv-00557 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
United States
Immigration and/or the Border
Presidential Authority
IM-CA-0088
Coding Complete
This class action was filed on Feb. 2, 2017 in response to President Trump’s January 27, 2017 Executive Order (EO) ban on admission to the U.S. of nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU of Northern California and private counsel, also challenged the Department of State's Jan. 27 ... [view]
8 Wagafe v. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
2:17-cv-00094 (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Immigration and/or the Border
National Security
Presidential Authority
IM-WA-0031
Coding Complete
This lawsuit challenges President Trump's Jan. 27, 2017 Executive Order (EO) suspending entry into the United States of citizens or nationals of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, and Libya. This case also challenges the government's Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program (CARRP), alleging it was a precursor to the EO's " ... [view]
9 Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Collective v. Duke [later Nielsen]
5:17-cv-02048 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0105
Coding Complete
On Oct. 5, 2017, the Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Collective and one of its members sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its components U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and the ACLU's national ... [view]
10 Garza v. Hargan
1:17-cv-02122-TSC (D.D.C.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0034
Coding Complete
On Oct. 13, 2017, a 17-year-old pregnant unaccompanied immigrant minor in immigration custody filed this suit against the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and its components Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Represented by the ACLU's national, DC, and Northern and Southern ... [view]
11 Vayeghan v. Kelly
17-0702 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2017 - Closed 2017
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
Presidential Authority
IM-CA-0083
Coding Complete
This action, filed on January 28, 2017 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, challenged President Trump’s January 27, 2017 executive order banning nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the United States. The case was filed on behalf of an Iranian citizen with a U.S. visa, as a ... [view]
12 Azad v. Trump
2:17-cv-00706 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2017 - Closed 2017
United States
Immigration and/or the Border
Presidential Authority
IM-CA-0084
Coding Complete
In this challenge to President Trump's January 27, 2017 Executive Order banning admission to the U.S. of nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, two lawful permanent residents of the U.S. were detained at Los Angeles International Airport on Jan. 28. Represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, ... [view]
13 ACLU of Southern California v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
2:17-cv-02778-BRO-AS (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
National Security
NS-CA-0026
Coding Complete
On April 12, 2017, the ACLUs of Southern California and Nevada filed this suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This was one of over a dozen such suits; each aimed to shed light on how U.S. Customs and Border Protection implemented President Trump's January 27 and March 6 Executive Orders (EO) that ban admission to the U.S. of ... [view]
14 ACLU of Northern California v. Burwell [later Hargan, Azar]
3:16-cv-03539 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 06/24/2016 - Closed 2018
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Immigration and/or the Border
Public Accomm./Contracting
IM-CA-0080
Coding Complete
On June 24, 2016, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The ACLU sued the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), alleging a violation of its First Amendment rights. Specifically, the ACLU argued that HHS violated the ... [view]
15 Hernandez v. Lynch [later Sessions]
5:16-cv-00620 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 04/06/2016 - Case Ongoing
U.S.
Department of Justice
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0079
Coding Complete
16 Youth Justice Coalition v. City of Los Angeles
2:16-cv-07932-VBF-RAO (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2016 - Case Ongoing
City of Los Angeles
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-CA-0018
Los Angeles County
Coding Complete
On October 25, 2016, Youth Justice Coalition and two Los Angeles men filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiffs alleged that the City had violated the two individual plaintiffs' due process rights through its practice of granting "gang injunctions" against individuals and ... [view]
17 Glover v. City of Laguna Beach
8:15-cv-01332-AG-DFM (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
Laguna Beach
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-CA-0045
Coding Complete
This lawsuit was brought by several homeless people with mental and physical disabilities against the City of Laguna Beach in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiffs, represented by the Southern California chapter of the ACLU and private counsel, accused the city and the Laguna Beach Police Department (LBPD) ... [view]
18 McKibben v. McMahon
5:14-cv-02171 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 10/22/2014 - Closed 2019
San Bernardino County Jail
San Bernardino County
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0109
San Bernardino County
Coding Complete
19 Gill v. Department of Justice
3:14-cv-03120 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Justice
Speech and Religious Freedom
National Security
NS-CA-0012
Coding Complete
On July 10, 2014, five U.S. citizens who had their information entered into counterterrorism databases and were subjected to law enforcement scrutiny and interrogation, filed this lawsuit against the Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the Program Manager of the Information Sharing Environment ("PM-ISE"). Plaintiffs challenged the legality of a ... [view]
20 J.E.F.M. v. Holder
2:14-cv-01026 (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Justice
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-WA-0023
Washington
Coding Complete
On July 9, 2014, this class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of all children who are or will be in immigration proceedings who do not have legal representation in their proceedings. The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) against the U.S ... [view]
21 Alfaro Garcia v. Johnson
4:14-cv-01775 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2014 - Closed 2016
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0077
Washington
Coding Complete
On April 17, 2014, a group of immigrants awaiting "reasonable fear" determinations (part of the process of seeking relief from deportation for people who fear persecution in their home country) filed this class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California under the Administrative Procedure Act ("APA") ... [view]
22 Davies v. County of Los Angeles
2:14-cv-00907-CAS-JEM (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
Los Angeles County Board
Speech and Religious Freedom
FA-CA-0010
Los Angeles County
Coding Complete
On February 6, 2014, various religious leaders and scholars from the greater Los Angeles area filed this complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District Court of California. The plaintiffs, represented by private and public counsel with ACLU involvement, sued the County Board of Los Angeles under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. They alleged that ... [view]
23 Reid v. Donelan
3:13-cv-30125-MAP (D. Mass.)
Filed 07/01/2013 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MA-0006
Coding Complete
On July 1, 2013, a lawful permanent resident held in immigration detention in Massachusetts for eight months filed a federal habeas petition under 18 U.S.C. § 2241, and a class-action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, contending that the prolonged detention of himself and others similarly situated without an ... [view]
24 D.J. v. State of California
BS 142775 (State Court)
Filed 2013 - Case Ongoing
State of California
Education
ED-CA-0021
Coding Complete
On April 24, 2013, the ACLU of Southern California started this case by filing a petition for writ of mandate and complaint in the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles County, on behalf of public school students identified as English Learners (ELs), their parents, and a former administrator. The plaintiffs sued the state of California and ... [view]
25 Gonzalez v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
2:13-cv-04416-BRO-FFM (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2013 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0082
Coding Complete
On June 19, 2013, a detained plaintiff filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, as well as private counsel, plaintiff sued Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ... [view]
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