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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.
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1 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 (2/28/2020) 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]
2 Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project v. Barr
1:19-cv-06443-JMF (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
Attorney General of the United States
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0068
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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]
3 L.V.M. v. Lloyd
1:18-cv-01453 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 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]
4 Lucero v. City of New York
14-cv-9533 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 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]
5 Battle v. City of New York
1:11-cv-03599-RMB -HBP (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 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]
6 Peoples v. Fischer (Peoples v. Annucci)
1:11-cv-02694-SAS (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 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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