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
On May 2, 2018, the ACLU of Pennsylvania and co-counsel filed a federal lawsuit against the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) over its refusal to allow The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) to advertise on SEPTA’s vehicles.
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.
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
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
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).