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ACLU Chapters (any)
The ACLU defines its mission as defending and preserving the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

Much of its work is done by "chapters" or "affiliates." The ACLU has at least one affiliate in every state and Puerto Rico. Affiliates handle requests for legal assistance, lobby the state legislatures and host public forums throughout the year.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Torres v. Milusnic
2:20-cv-04450 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/16/2020 - Case Ongoing
Warden of Lompoc
Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex
Prison Conditions
PC-CA-0079
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
2 Wilson v. Ponce
2:20-cv-04451 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/16/2020 - Case Ongoing
Warden of Terminal Island
Federal Correctional Institution, Terminal Island
Prison Conditions
PC-CA-0080
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
3 Waddell v. Taylor
3:20-cv-00340-TSL-RHW (S.D. Miss.)
Filed 05/14/2020 - Case Ongoing
Mississippi Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-MS-0011
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of 6,000 incarcerated individuals to challenge the inadequate response to the COVID-19 outbreak at Mississippi's two largest prisons, alleging that the Mississippi Department of Corrections' response to the pandemic violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ... [view]
4 Lucero-Gonzalez v. Kline
2:20-cv-00901 (D. Ariz.)
Filed 05/08/2020 - Case Ongoing
CoreCivic Warden
CoreCivic
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
JC-AZ-0015
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class-action brought by five prisoners with high-risk medical issues held at the federal Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex against the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Prisons. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant’s failure to implement basic social distancing and hygiene measures violated ... [view]
5 Wragg v. Ortiz
1:20-cv-05496 (D.N.J.)
Filed 05/04/2020 - Case Ongoing
Warden at Fort Dix
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-NJ-0025
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
6 Cullors v. County of Los Angeles
2:20-cv-03760 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 04/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
County of Los Angeles
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0139
Los Angeles County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: On April 24, 2020, nine detainees at the Los Angeles County detention centers and a coalition of activists filed a class-action seeking adequate safety conditions at the Los Angeles County detention centers. The petitioners sought a writ of habeas corpus, declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as a temporary restraining order ... [view]
7 Women's Health Center of West Virginia v. Morrisey
2:20-cv-00293 (S.D. W. Va.)
Filed 04/24/2020 - Closed 2020
West Virginia
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-WV-0005
Coding Complete
On March 31, 2020, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice issued Executive Order (EO) 16-20 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The EO was intended to promote public health and safety by limiting movement throughout the state and conserving limited medical resources and personnel. The Order indefinitely banned all "elective medical procedures". EO 16-20 ... [view]
8 Thomas v. Andino
3:20-cv-01552 (D.S.C.)
Filed 04/22/2020 - Case Ongoing
South Carolina State Election Commission
Election/Voting Rights
VR-SC-0078
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
9 Frazier v. Kelley
4:20-cv-00434 (E.D. Ark.)
Filed 04/21/2020 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of Arkansas Department of Corrections
Arkansas Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-AR-0015
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
10 Zepeda Rivas v. Jennings
3:20-cv-02731 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 04/20/2020 - Case Ongoing
GEO Group
GEO Group
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0162
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class-action lawsuit brought on April 20, 2020, by seven individuals in immigration detention at the Mesa Verde Detention Facility (MVDF) and the Yuba County Jail (YCJ), seeking immediate release from unsafe conditions of the jail in light of the global coronavirus pandemic. The court granted the request for TRO on ... [view]
11 McPherson v. Lamont
3:20-cv-00534 (D. Conn.)
Filed 04/20/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Connecticut
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
PC-CT-0022
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
12 Cameron v. Bouchard
2:20-cv-10949-LVP-MJH (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 04/17/2020 - Case Ongoing
Oakland County
Corrective Services
Jail Conditions
JC-MI-0011
Oakland County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a habeas action brought on behalf of classes of pre-trial and post-trial detainees at the Oakland County Jail, seeking release in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plaintiffs also sought an injunction that would require the defendants to take concrete steps towards protecting those in the jail from COVID-19. On May 21, ... [view]
13 Leauge of Women Voters of Virginia v. Virginia State Board of Elections
6:20-cv-00024 (W.D. Va.)
Filed 04/17/2020 - Case Ongoing
Virginia State Board of Elections
Election/Voting Rights
VR-VA-0067
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
14 Wilson v. Williams
4:20-cv-00794 (N.D. Ohio)
Filed 04/13/2020 - Case Ongoing
Warden of the Elkton Federal Correctional Institute
Elkton Federal Correctional Institute
Prison Conditions
PC-OH-0034
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: On April 13, 2020, medically vulnerable individuals incarcerated at the federal prison FCI Elkton sought release in light of the threat of COVID-19. On April 22, the Court ordered the prison to identify all such prisoners and evaluate each for transfer by any means (compassionate release, parole or community supervision, ... [view]
15 Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle v. Baltimore Police Department
1:20-cv-00929-RDB (D. Md.)
Filed 04/09/2020 - Case Ongoing
Baltimore Police Department
Policing
PN-MD-0010
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
16 Sanchez v. Dallas County Sheriff
3:20-cv-00832 (N.D. Tex.)
Filed 04/09/2020 - Case Ongoing
Dallas County Texas
Jail Conditions
JC-TX-0027
Dallas County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class-action complaint brought on April 9, 2020, by nine detainees at the Dallas County Jail, who have either been infected with COVID-19 or are at risk due to underlying conditions, seeking release from detention due to the risks to their health in light of the virus. The court rejected the request for TRO on April 26 ... [view]
17 Graham v. Allegheny County
2:20-cv-00496-CB-CRE (W.D. Pa.)
Filed 04/09/2020 - Case Ongoing
Allegheny County
Allegheny County
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-PA-0039
Allegheny County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: The ACLU of Pennsylvania filed this class action suit on behalf of pretrial detainees in a PA jail with a subclass of those who were at a heightened risk of contracting COVID-19. The complaint alleged that the conditions in the jail failed to meet CDC recommendations and amounted to a violation of the Americans with Disabilities ... [view]
18 Barrera v. Wolf
4:20-cv-01241 (S.D. Tex.)
Filed 04/08/2020 - Case Ongoing
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-TX-0053
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a habeas action filed by four immigrants held at the Montgomery Processing Center, seeking release in light of COVID-19. The plaintiffs alleged that they were particularly vulnerable to the virus due to their medical conditions. No outcome yet. On April 8, 2020, a group of four immigrants in detention filed this lawsuit ... [view]
19 Carranza v. Reams
1:20-cv-00977 (D. Colo.)
Filed 04/07/2020 - Case Ongoing
Weld County
Sheriff of Weld County
Jail Conditions
JC-CO-0010
Weld County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: Inmates held at Weld County Jail (Colorado) with high risks of complications from COVID-19 filed this putative class action lawsuit against the Sheriff of Weld County. They sought injunctive relief, in the form of following public health guidelines in the jail, and declaratory relief. The case is ongoing. ______________________ ... [view]
20 Livas v. Myers
2:20-cv-00422 (W.D. La.)
Filed 04/06/2020 - Closed
United States
Warden of Oakdale Federal Correctional Institutions
Prison Conditions
PC-LA-0019
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: Inmates at Oakdale Federal Correctional Institution filed this putative class action lawsuit seeking immediate release of high risk inmates and a plan outlining mitigation efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the prison. On April 26, the court granted defendants' motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction. On April 6, ... [view]
21 Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association v. Lamont
HHD-CV20-6126477-S (State Court)
Filed 04/03/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Connecticut
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-CT-0003
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: The ACLU of Connecticut filed this suit on April 3, 2020 asking the court to intervene and force the Governor of Connecticut and the state's Correction Commissioner to reduce the number of individuals incarcerated in the state's jails and prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic. _______________________________________________________ ... [view]
22 Malam v. Adducci
5:20-cv-10829 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 03/30/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MI-0006
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: In this case filed March 30, 2020, by a particularly vulnerable immigration detainee, the Court granted release on April 5, holding that ongoing detention was unlawfully punitive given the grave threat posed by detention during the coronavirus pandemic. An additional detainee intervened, and on April 9, the Court held the same ... [view]
23 Rodriguez v. Wolf
5:20-cv-00627-TJH-GJS (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/30/2020 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0159
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: 6 immigrant detainees at the Adelanto Detention Center in San Bernadino County sought a temporary restraining order to secure their immediate release due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 2, 2020, the Court granted the plaintiffs' motion for a temporary restraining order and ordered the release of the six detainees. _____________ ... [view]
24 Banks v. Booth
1:20-cv-00849 (D.D.C.)
Filed 03/30/2020 - Case Ongoing
District of Columbia Department of Corrections
Jail Conditions
JC-DC-0015
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: This case seeks immediate relief for 1,600-plus detainees at the D.C. jail and its adjacent custodial treatment facility due to the risk of COVID-19. The plaintiffs seek the immediate release of individuals sentenced for misdemeanors, who number nearly 100, immediate appointment of an expert to recommend further releases, and the ... [view]
25 In the Matter of: Petition Requesting the Indiana Supreme Court to Engage in Emergency Rulemaking to Address the Issue of Imprisoned Persons and the COVID-19 Crisis
20S-MS-00234 (State Court)
Filed 03/30/2020 - Closed 2020
no defendants on record
Prison Conditions
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-IN-0005
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: ACLU of Indiana filed a petition in light of the COVID-19 pandemic seeking Indiana corrections facilities to compose a list of prisoners who either face heightened risk of disease infection, or merit temporary or permanent release. The ACLU's petition for emergency rule-making was denied. On March 30, 2020, the ACLU of Indiana ... [view]
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