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Better Path Coalition v. City of Harrisburg

On April 29, 2022, the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Harrisburg, alleging that the city violated the First and Fourteenth Amendments by forcing climate activists to navigate a burdensome and expensive permitting process in order to hold

April 29, 2022 First Amendment Rights

H.C. et al. v. Chudzik et al.

Magisterial district judges (MDJs) in Lancaster County regularly set cash bail without considering a person’s ability to pay, leading to the unconstitutional and unnecessary pretrial incarceration of hundreds of people every year.

April 25, 2022 Criminal Justice Reform

McLinko v. Commonwealth (Bonner v. Commonwealth)

The consolidated lawsuits McLinko v. Commonwealth and Bonner v. Commonwealth are state constitutional challenges to Act 77 of 2019. That law implemented numerous election law reforms, including no-excuse absentee voting, or what is sometimes called vote-by-mail.

February 18, 2022 Voting Rights

Migliori et al. v. Lehigh County Board of Elections

On January 31, 2022, the ACLU of Pennsylvania filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Lehigh County to require the county to count 257 mail-in ballots from the 2021 general election that were disqualified only because they were missing the handwritten date on the outer envelope in which the

January 31, 2022 Voting Rights