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NCLEJ & Immigrant Advocates Demand End Date to Ice Contract at Georgia Detention Center

NCLEJ filed FOIA and Georgia Open Records Act Requests seeking government records regarding public officials’ progress and timeline for ending ICE operations at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC), an immigration detention center in Georgia with a long…

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New Discrimination Complaint Accuses National Grid of Bypassing Safety Laws for Brooklyn Pipeline

Community groups from across Brooklyn, represented by the National Center for Law and Economic Justice and the New York Law School Civil Rights and Disability Justice Clinic, filed a groundbreaking federal civil rights complaint against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the New…

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NCLEJ Lawsuit Exposes Louisiana’s Broken Unemployment System

NCLEJ partnered with attorneys Wendy Manard and Ellyn Clevenger to address major violations in Louisiana’s unemployment insurance benefits system that are costing Louisianans their unemployment checks. “Louisiana’s unemployment system is so confusing that people are losing benefits –…

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NCLEJ Challenges Excessive Fines and Fees in Indiana

On November 25, 2020, as part of our efforts to end excessive fines and fees, NCLEJ and the National ACLU, ACLU of Illinois, Fines and Fees Justice Center, and Shriver Center on Poverty Law submitted an amicus brief…

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A Precedent-Setting Win for People with Disabilities in Michigan

Michiganders with disabilities achieved a major victory in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in NCLEJ’s Waskul v. Washtenaw County Community Mental Health case. Plaintiffs, individuals with developmental disabilities, and the Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy, a non-profit organization that…

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Migrant Justice settles federal lawsuit on ICE retaliation and Trump administration agrees to terms in First Amendment suit days before election

Victory! Our plaintiffs Migrant Justice and supporters are announcing a settlement in our case to sue Immigration and Customs Enforcement and stop ICE’s unlawful surveillance, harassment, and arrest of immigrant community leaders targeted for their First Amendment protected…

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Lawsuit Challenges the New York State Department of Health’s Ventilator Allocation Guidelines

No one should have to worry about their life-sustaining medical equipment being taken from them in a pandemic. Disability Rights New York (DRNY) & NCLEJ filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Not Dead Yet, NMD United,…

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Federal Court Certifies Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Due Process Violations by the MTA

Last week, a federal judge certified a class action charging the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) with systemic due process violations. The lawsuit challenges the Transit Authority’s unlawful seizures of New Yorkers’ state tax refunds to collect on default…

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NCLEJ Joins Buffalo Community in Call for Police Accountability and Upholding the Repeal of 50-A

NCLEJ, in partnership with the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit brought by the Buffalo, New York police and firefighter unions that seeks…

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NCLEJ and Partner Organizations File Amicus Brief Opposing Trump Administration’s Draconian SNAP “Work Requirement”

Yesterday, NCLEJ and our partners at the Empire Justice Center, the Legal Aid Society, Greater Hartford Legal Aid, and the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute filed an amicus brief in support of the Plaintiffs in District of Columbia et.al. v….

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