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Martinez v. Doll et al.

On May 22, 2018, the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and the law firm DLA Piper LLP (US) filed a legal complaint in federal district court to end the unlawful detention of Jose “Ivan” Noe Nuñez Martinez, requesting that the court either immediately order his release or conduct a bo

May 22, 2018 Immigrants' Rights

Constituents of PA-6 v. Costello

On March 12, 2018, the ACLU of Pennsylvania wrote to U.S. Representative Ryan Costello on behalf of nine of his constituents whom he has blocked on his congressional Facebook page or barred from attending his town hall meetings in retaliation for criticizing the congressman.

March 12, 2018 First Amendment Rights

Reid et al. v. Wetzel

On January 25, the ACLU of Pennsylvania, the ACLU’s National Prison Project, the Abolitionist Law Center, and cooperating counsel filed a federal lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for its policy of housing inmates sentenced to death in solitary confinement, in violation o

January 25, 2018 Death Penalty Prisoners' Rights

United States v. Pedro Ramon Payano

On December 21, 2017, the ACLU of Pennsylvania and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging a federal district court in Philadelphia to reject a request from the Department of Justice to reissue the court’s previous ruling in a criminal case om

December 21, 2017 Police Practices Racial Justice

Williams v. Allegheny County

On November 6, the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and the Law Offices of Timothy P. O’Brien filed a lawsuit against Allegheny County on behalf of Jules Williams, a transgender woman who was repeatedly abused while incarcerated at the Allegheny County Jail (ACJ).

November 6, 2017 Prisoners' Rights Trans Justice

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