On November 13, 2018, the ACLU of Pennsylvania, the ACLU Voting Rights Project, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and cooperating counsel filed a constitutional challenge against Pennsylvania’s deadline for submitting completed absentee ballots.
For the past 45 years, Pennsylvania courts have been prohibited from imposing fines that defendants cannot afford to pay, as a way to ensure that they are not saddled with unfordable court debt. But does this requirement apply if a defendant pleads guilty?
On October 30, 2018, the ACLU of Pennsylvania with the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project, the Abolitionist Law Center, the Amistad Law Project, and volunteer attorneys from the law firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP filed two federal civil rights lawsuits challenging the
On September 18, 2007, the ACLU-PA filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of the Pittsburgh Organizing Group (POG) asking the court to issue an emergency injunction to stop Pittsburgh police from issuing citations and arresting anti-war protesters for sitting or lying on a sidewalk even w
On June 26, 2018, the ACLU of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project filed a class-action lawsuit challenging the cruel and inhumane living conditions for prisoners at the Fayette County Prison. The lawsuit alleges that the county-operated prison, built in 1889, is hazardous