Federal Court Allows Discrimination Case Against Salvation Army’s Opioid Use Disorder Policy to Continue 

Statement from Justice Catalyst Law on Court ruling allowing case to continue in 12 states   Today, the federal District Court of Massachusetts rejected a motion to dismiss and ruled against the Salvation Army’s Eastern Territory in a case challenging the Salvation…

The City of Sacramento Fails to Stop Racial Justice Protesters from Suing for Police Violence

SACRAMENTO, CA — A federal judge rejected the City of Sacramento’s attempt to end a lawsuit against police violence brought by racial justice protesters. The case, White v. City of Sacramento, seeks to stop the City and its Police Department…

Advocates Decry Biden Administration’s Appeal Fighting Order to Vaccinate Medically Vulnerable People in ICE Detention

Yesterday, the Biden Administration took the surprising step of filing an appeal to a federal court order requiring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to vaccinate medically vulnerable people in its custody. The filing was in Fraihat v. ICE, which…

Disability rights advocates sue Trump Administration for “Migrant Protection Protocols”

Class action lawsuit seeks relief for asylum seekers with disabilities living in Mexico. Today, asylum seekers with disabilities who are forced to wait for immigration proceedings in Mexico filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for its “Migrant Protection Protocols…

Court Holds Case Challenging TDOC’S Failure to Accommodate Deaf Prisoners Can Proceed

In an important decision for the enforcement of disability rights in Tennessee, the Middle District of Tennessee held that Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT), the state’s Protection & Advocacy (P&A) organization, has standing to file a lawsuit to protect the civil…

Lawsuit: Law enforcement fails to provide Oregonians with disabilities equal access to Portland demonstrations

Dispersal tactics violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, chill plaintiffs’ right to free speech Portland, Oregon—A lawsuit filed last night on behalf of people with disabilities in federal district court in Portland argues that law enforcement tactics fail to provide…

Federal Judge Rejects ICE’s ‘Weak’ Implementation of Court-Ordered Custody Determinations of High Risk Individuals and Other Safety Measures

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb inside detention centers, Court finds ICE has fallen “far below” compliance with its previous injunction. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Last night in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California,…

Advocates Take ICE Back to Court Requesting Enforcement of Previous Ruling to Protect People in Custody from COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2020 Attorneys from national civil rights organizations seek to enforce earlier order to ensure the safety of thousands of people in detention RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Last night civil rights advocates filed a motion to enforce…