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New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)
The New York Civil Liberties Union works in the courts as a public-interest law firm, bringing constitutional test cases in state and federal court. The NYCLU's legal program balances enforcement litigation, or cases that enforce previously established standards, and cutting-edge test case litigation, or cases that seek to set new standards.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Payne v. de Blasio
1:20-cv-08924 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 10/26/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of New York
City of New York Police Department
Policing
PN-NY-0057
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This suit was filed by eleven New York residents against the City of New York and the New York City Police Department on October 26, 2020 in the Southern District of New York. The plaintiffs sued under 42 U.S.C § 1983 alleging excessive force and unlawful seizure in violation of the Fourth Amendment, as well as retaliation for the exercise of ... [view]
2 New York Immigration Coalition v. Trump
1:20-cv-05781 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 07/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
Bureau of the Census
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0079
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This is a case about whether the federal government must include undocumented immigrants in the 2020 Census count. On July 21, 2020, President Trump issued a memo ordering the exclusion of undocumented immigrants from the state-population totals used to calculate the states apportionments. In response, on July 24, 2020, several immigration ... [view]
3 New York v. Trump
1:20-cv-05770 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 07/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
Bureau of the Census
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0080
Coding Complete
This is a case about whether the federal government must include undocumented immigrants in the 2020 Census count. On July 21, 2020, President Trump issued a memo ordering the exclusion of undocumented immigrants from the state-population totals used to calculate the state's apportionments. In response, on July 24, 2020, twenty states, ten cities, ... [view]
4 Bergamaschi v. Cuomo
1:20-cv-02817 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 04/03/2020 - Case Ongoing
New York State Board of Parole
Jail Conditions
JC-NY-0081
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COVID-19 Summary: This is a putative class action challenging a New York law that requires mandatory detention of all alleged parole violators. The plaintiffs sought to enjoin application of the law and argued the lawsuit took on "particular urgency" due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The court denied the motion for preliminary injunction on April 20 ... [view]
5 Jones v. Stanford
1:20-cv-01332 (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 03/12/2020 - Case Ongoing
Commissioner
New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Criminal Justice (Other)
Speech and Religious Freedom
CJ-NY-0016
Kings County
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This is a lawsuit about whether the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) can ban individuals required to register under the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) from accessing social media and the internet. On March 12, 2020 six people required to register under SORA, filed this lawsuit in the United States ... [view]
6 Onosamba-Ohindo v. Barr
1:20-cv-00290 (W.D.N.Y.)
Filed 03/10/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Executive Office for Immigration Review
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0082
Buffalo
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This is a class action suit about bond hearings for detainees under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The issue is whether due process under the Fifth Amendment allows the government to place the burden of proof for whether the person being detained poses a flight risk (and therefore shouldn't be released) on the detainee themselves ... [view]
7 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
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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]
8 Lewis-McCoy v. Wolf
1:20-cv-01142 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 02/10/2020 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security
Customs and Border Protection
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0078
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This class-action lawsuit concerns the Trump administration’s decision to block New York residents from participating in the Global Entry program, allegedly in retaliation for the state’s Green Light Law, which allows undocumented immigrants to obtain New York driver’s licenses and limits federal immigration officials’ access to records ... [view]
9 Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project v. Barr
1:19-cv-06443-JMF (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 07/11/2019 - Closed 2019
Attorney General of the United States
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0068
Coding Complete
On July 11, 2019, a group of organizations dedicated to helping immigrant families and children including Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, Central American Resource Center – LA, Immigrant Defenders Law Center, and Public Counsel filed this lawsuit, pro se, in United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The plaintiffs, sued ... [view]
10 Perez v. Decker
1:18-cv-10683-AJN (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 11/15/2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Justice
Executive Office for Immigration Review
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0081
Washington, D.C.
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This is a case about the indefinite detention of immigrants pending their removal proceedings by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”). On November 15, 2018, a 43-year-old New York resident who had been arrested and detained in a New York detention center filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern ... [view]
11 New York Immigration Coalition v. U.S. Department of Commerce
1:18-cv-05025 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 03/26/2018 - Closed 2020
Secretary of Commerce
Department of Commerce
Immigration and/or the Border
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-NY-0033
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On March 26, 2018, the Secretary of Commerce ordered that the 2020 Census add a question about citizenship for the first time since 1950. On June 6, 2018, the New York Immigration Coalition, Casa, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the ADC Research Institute, and Make the Road New York—all advocacy and non-profit organizations— ... [view]
12 L.V.M. v. Lloyd
1:18-cv-01453 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 02/16/2018 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Refugee Resettlement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0063
Washington DC
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On February 16, 2018, a minor child detained by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The plaintiff sued ORR under the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, the Administrative Procedure Act, the Declaratory Judgement ... [view]
13 Lucero v. City of New York
14-cv-9533 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 12/03/2014 - Closed 2018
City of New York
Public Accomm./Contracting
PA-NY-0001
New York
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On December 3, 2014, three women with relatives buried in a mass grave of more than one million deceased individuals on New York City’s Hart Island filed this class action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Represented by the New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation, the plaintiffs asked the court for declaratory, ... [view]
14 Battle v. City of New York
1:11-cv-03599-RMB -HBP (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 05/21/2011 - Closed 2012
New York Police Department
NYPD
Policing
PN-NY-0011
New York City
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On May 21, 2011, plaintiffs, two men of color, filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. §1983 and state law against the City of New York in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Foley Square. The plaintiffs, represented by the New York Civil Liberties Union, asked the court for injunction and compensatory relief, claiming ... [view]
15 Peoples v. Fischer (Peoples v. Annucci)
1:11-cv-02694-SAS (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 04/18/2011 - Case Ongoing
New York State Department of Correctional Services
Prison Conditions
PC-NY-0062
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On April 18, 2011, a prisoner formerly incarcerated at the New York State Green Haven Correctional Facility (GHCF) filed this pro se lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against the GHCF, the New York State Department of Correctional Services, and the Queens County District Attorney's Office. Bringing ... [view]
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