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Bronx Defenders
At The Bronx Defenders, our belief is that contact with the criminal justice system is a matter of circumstance, not character. Criminal defense attorneys at The Bronx Defenders work side-by-side with the other advocates on their holistic teams to identify the causes of our clients’ criminal justice involvement and to protect them from the enmeshed penalties associated with their cases. We spend time getting to know our clients and gaining a deeper understanding of their lives and needs. Armed with that understanding, we pursue justice for our clients by thoroughly investigating their cases, raising novel legal arguments, and using creative tools of persuasion to succeed at trial.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Coronel v. Decker
1:20-cv-02472 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 03/20/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0074
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COVID-19 summary: In this case, federal district judge Allison Nathan (SDNY) granted emergency relief on March 27, 2020, requiring ICE to release seven at-risk detainees from immigration detention in light of the grave threat posed by congregate detention during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On March 20, 2020, seven persons held in civil ... [view]
2 Velesaca v. Decker
1:20-cv-01803-AKH (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 02/28/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0072
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This case was initially filed in February 2020 to address the absence of bond hearings for ICE detainees in New York. Then on March 16, 2020, in light of the grave threat posed by congregate detention during the coronavirus pandemic, plaintiffs sought emergency relief: individualized determinations assessing whether detention is ... [view]
3 P.L v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
1:19-cv-01336-ALC (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 02/12/2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0067
Coding Complete
On February 12, 2019, seven immigrants, Brooklyn Defender Services, and Legal Aid filed this class action lawsuit in the Southern District of New York alleging they had a constitutional and statutory right to attend immigration court and removal proceedings in person, instead of by video teleconference hearings (VTC). The plaintiffs sued ... [view]
4 R.C. v. City of New York
153739/2018 (State Court)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
City of New York
Policing
Criminal Justice (Other)
PN-NY-0048
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Under New York law, records must be sealed from cases where the prosecutor declined to pursue charges, the charges were later dismissed, or the allegations were disproven in court. On April 24, 2018, three plaintiffs brought a class action suit against the city of New York and New York City Police Department Commissioner challenging the use of the ... [view]
5 De Dandrade v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
1:17-cv-09604-PKC (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 12/07/2017 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
IM-NY-0073
Coding Complete
On December 7, 2017, nine lawful permanent residents (LPRs) who were denied disability waivers as part of their naturalized citizenship applications and two organizations that assist LPRs who are seeking to become citizens filed this suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The plaintiffs, represented by the ... [view]
6 Brown v. Kelly
No. 05 Civ. 5442(SAS) (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 06/09/2005 - Closed 2015
City of New York
New York Police Department
Policing
PN-NY-0042
New York County
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On June 9, 2005, a resident of New York City who had been arrested and charged under NY Penal Law § 240.35(1) for engaging in peaceful begging, filed this lawsuit in the Southern District of New York on behalf of himself and others similarly situated. The plaintiff sued the City of New York, the New York City Police Department, the Bronx District ... [view]
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