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Public Counsel
Public Counsel is the largest pro bono law firm in the nation. Founded in 1970, Public Counsel is the public interest law firm of the Los Angeles County and Beverly Hills Bar Associations as well as the Southern California affiliate of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Public Counsel's activities are far-ranging and impact a wide spectrum of people who live at or below the poverty level.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Z.W. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
8:20-cv-01220 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/10/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0166
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COVID-19 Summary: This is a lawsuit brought by private plaintiffs regarding the July 2020 release of ICE regulations which, in effect, meant that students on F-1 visas would risk deportation if their school shifted to online learning. No outcome yet.
Background Generally speaking, F-1 visas (colloquially "student visas") can be ... [view]
2 Castillo v. Barr
5:20-cv-00605 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/26/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0160
Washington
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COVID-19 summary: two immigrants detained pending removal proceedings obtained a temporary restraining order that required their immediate release to protect them from the risk of infection.
On March 26, 2020, two detained immigrants filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Represented by Public ... [view]
3 J.O.P. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
8:19-cv-01944 (D. Md.)
Filed 07/01/2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MD-0012
Washington
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On July 1, 2019, four unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the United States filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The plaintiffs sued the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). The plaintiffs, ... [view]
4 Ms. J.P. v. Sessions
2:18-cv-06081 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/12/2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Justice
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0126
Washington
Coding Complete
On July 12, 2018, three mothers seeking asylum in the United States filed this putative class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of all those similarly situated nationwide. The plaintiffs sued the Attorney General of the United States, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the ... [view]
5 San Jose v. Ross
3:18-cv-02279 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
Secretary
U.S. Department of Commerce
Immigration and/or the Border
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-CA-0051
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PB-CA-0051-Caitlin The U.S. Census Bureau, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, conducts a census every ten years. The census surveys the number of persons in each household and, in the process, gathers certain demographic information about those persons. The Bureau’s stated goal in administering the census “is to count every ... [view]
6 Emami v. Nielsen
3:18-cv-01587-JD (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0140
Coding Complete
This is one of many legal challenges to the series of Trump's executive orders known as the "Travel Ban" or "Muslim Ban." This suit in particular challenged the waiver system that accompanied the ban, which was instated to supposedly prevent the ban from arbitrarily denying people entry into the country. On March 13, 2018, 26 individuals who ... [view]
7 Ramirez Medina v. Asher [later U.S. Department of Homeland Security]
2:17-cv-00218 (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 02/13/2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-WA-0032
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On February 13, 2017, a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) -- and believed to be the first DACA recipient detained under the Trump administration -- filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The plaintiff sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Represented by the ... [view]
8 Gary B. v. Snyder
2:16-cv-13292-SJM-APP (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 09/13/2016 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Michigan
Education
ED-MI-0006
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On September 13, 2016, seven school children, represented by a California public interest law firm, filed this class action suit against Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and state education officials in the Eastern District of Michigan under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs alleged that the state denied students their constitutional right to ... [view]
9 J.E.F.M. v. Holder
2:14-cv-01026 (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 07/09/2014 - 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]
10 G.F. v. Contra Costa County
3:13-cv-03667-MEJ (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 08/08/2013 - Case Ongoing
Contra Costa County
Contra Costa County Office of Education
Juvenile Institution
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
JI-CA-0024
Contra Costa County
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On August 8, 2013, detainees of the Costa County Juvenile Hall filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Contra Costa County, California. The plaintiffs, represented by counsel from the Disability Rights Advocates, alleged that defendants discriminated against disabled youth in the Contra Costa ... [view]
11 D.J. v. State of California
BS 142775 (State Court)
Filed 04/24/2013 - Case Ongoing
State of California
Education
ED-CA-0021
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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]
12 Holguin v. County of Los Angeles
2:10-cv-08011-GW-PLA (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 10/25/2010 - Closed 2013
Los Angeles County
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0115
Los Angeles County
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On October 25, 2010, an inmate at the LA County Men's Central Jail filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiff sued Los Angeles County under 42 U.S.C. §1983. Represented by private counsel, he sought damages for alleged violations of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as ... [view]
13 Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder
2:10-cv-02211-DMG-DTB (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/26/2010 - Case Ongoing
The United States of America
The Attorney General of the United States
Mental Health (Facility)
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Immigration and/or the Border
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
IM-CA-0067
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On March 26, 2010, the ACLU filed this petition for writ of habeas corpus and class action complaint, representing several named plaintiffs with serious mental disorders or disabilities who had been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and denied provision of legal counsel. The plaintiffs filed in the United States District ... [view]
14 Vasquez v. Rackaukas
09-cv-1090 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 09/23/2009 - Closed 2015
Orange County
Orange County District Attorney's Office
Policing
PN-CA-0025
Orange County
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On September 23, 2009, Orange County residents named as defendants in a public nuisance abatement action targeting the Orange Varrio Cypress Criminal Street Gang (OVC) filed this lawsuit against Orange County in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Proceeding under 28 U.S.C. §1983, 28 U.S.C. § 2241, and state ... [view]
15 Johnson v. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
2:08-cv-03515-DDP-JTL (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/29/2008 - Case Ongoing
County of Los Angeles
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-CA-0059
Los Angeles County
Coding Complete
On May 29, 2008, three prisoners with mobility impairments housed in Los Angeles County jail facilities filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiffs sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ... [view]
16 Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
3:01-cv-02252 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 06/08/2001 - Closed 2016
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Equal Employment
EE-CA-0303
Bentonville
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On June 8, 2001, a female Wal-Mart employee filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against her employer claiming gender discrimination. Although the original complaint was filed pro se, on June 19, 2001, the plaintiff filed an amended complaint with counsel. Dozens of lawyers have ... [view]
17 Rutherford v. Block
2:75-cv-04111-DDP (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 02/09/1975 - Closed
Los Angeles County Sheriff
Los Angeles County Jail
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0018
Los Angeles County
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On February 9, 1975, prisoners represented by the ACLU Foundation of Southern California filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, challenging the practices and conditions of confinement at the Los Angeles County Central Jail (the "Jail"). On December 31, 1975, the District Court certified the ... [view]
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