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Institute for Justice
From its website: The Institute for Justice is the National Law Firm for Liberty. IJ litigates to limit the size and scope of government power and to ensure that all Americans have the right to control their own destinies as free and responsible members of society.

Since 1991, IJ has come to the aid of individuals who want to do the simple things every American has the right to do—including own property, start and grow a business, speak freely about commerce or politics, and provide their children with a good education—but can’t because they find the government in their way. The Institute for Justice combines cutting-edge litigation, sophisticated media relations, strategic research, boots-on-the-ground advocacy and much more to fight on behalf of those individuals who are denied their constitutional rights.

The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Meade v. Bonin
2:20-cv-01455-CJB-DMD (E.D. La.)
Filed 05/14/2020 - Case Ongoing
ETOH Monitoring
Criminal Justice (Other)
Orleans Parish
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This is a case about due process violation under the 14th amendment based on a judge potentially steering defendants towards using ankle monitors by a company he has financial and political ties to. On May 14, 2020, two criminal defendants who were ordered to wear ankle monitors in Judge Paul A. Bonin’s court, filed this lawsuit in the U.S ... [view]
2 Ingram v. County of Wayne
2:20-cv-10288-AJT-EAS (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 02/04/2020 - Case Ongoing
County of Wayne
County of Wayne
Wayne County
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On February 4, 2020, three Michigan residents whose vehicles were seized and impounded by police filed this putative class action lawsuit against Wayne County in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The plaintiffs, represented by the public interest organization Institute for Justice and private counsel, sued under 42 U.S ... [view]
3 Brown v. Transportation Security Administration
2:20-cv-00064-LPL (W.D. Pa.)
Filed 01/21/2020 - Case Ongoing
Drug Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice (Other)
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TSA and DEA seized and confiscated $82,373 in cash from the plaintiff’s carry-on as she boarded a domestic flight in Pennsylvania in August 2019. Visiting her father for the weekend, she had learned that he had stored his life savings, in cash, in numerous envelopes hidden in his home. She offered to deposit the money in a new account she ... [view]
4 Brucker v. The City of Doraville
1:18-cv-02375 (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 05/23/2018 - Case Ongoing
The City of Doraville
Criminal Justice (Other)
De Kalb County
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The city of Doraville relied on its municipal court as a source of revenue. The city received millions of dollars of its budget from court fines and forfeitures. As Doraville’s City Council heavily relied on these revenues to balance the city’s budget, its municipal court personnel, who serve at the pleasure of the City Council, had a ... [view]
5 Whitner v. City of Pagedale
4:15-cv-01655 (E.D. Mo.)
Filed 11/04/2015 - Case Ongoing
City of Pagedale
Criminal Justice (Other)
St. Louis County
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On November 4, 2015, residents of Pagedale who had received warnings that they may receive tickets, have been ticketed, or will be ticketed by the city filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The plaintiffs sued the City of Pagedale under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and 28 U.S.C. § 2201, alleging violations of ... [view]
6 Sourovelis v. City of Philadelphia
2:14-cv-04687-ER (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 08/11/2014 - Case Ongoing
Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
Criminal Justice (Other)
Philadelphia County
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On Aug. 11, 2014, four individuals filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiffs sued the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, and the Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for alleged violations of the Due ... [view]
2:98-cv-01409-HRH (D. Ariz.)
Filed 07/31/1998 - Closed 1999
Equal Employment
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On July 31, 1998, the Chicago District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought this suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 against AlliedSignal, an aerospace, automotive, and engineering company. (AlliedSignal was purchased by Honeywell International, ... [view]
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