The following is a partial list of campaigns and cases.

Oscar Grant Mass Arrest

A major class action lawsuit against the Oakland Police Department (OPD) in the United States District Court. The lawsuit asserts constitutional violations stemming from the November 5, 2010, mass arrest of 150 peaceful protesters following the sentencing of Johannes Mehserle, the BART police officer who killed Oscar Grant. Read more

April 2000 IMF Mass False Arrests

The Partnership for Civil Justice has advanced a class action complaint against the Government for violations of protestors' rights at the April, 2000 Spring joint meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Read more

The Killing of Trey Joyner

In response to reports that a resident of the District was shot in the back and killed in the Trinidad neighborhood by undercover federal law enforcement agents, the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund filed a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) demanding disclosure of the directives and policies authorizing and implementing the program through which the officers were operating.

Stop the Unconstitutional D.C. Checkpoints!

The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund filed the successful lawsuit challenging the military-style checkpoint program whereby police could surround a targeted neighborhood, interrogate people without suspicion, and prohibit entry to those persons who lack a police-defined 'legitimate reason' for driving into the neighborhood. Read more

General and Special Orders of the MPD

The PCJF forced the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C. (MPD) to disclose nearly all of its General Orders and Special Orders and related directives that dictate how officers are to exercise their authority. Read more


The Fight for the Great Lawn of Central Park

The Partnership for Civil Justice has announced the filing in Court of a landmark settlement agreement with the City of New York that strikes down key provisions of controversial and unconstitutional regulations aimed at restricting access to the Great Lawn of Central Park. Read more

Mass False Arrests: 2003 Miami FTAA Protests

The PCJF, working as part of a team of attorneys from the National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Committee, has brought this action to challenge the mass false arrests of, and unreasonable force against, lawful demonstrators during the protests of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) in November 2003 in Miami. Read more

Police Riot at 2003 Anti-War Protest

This litigation was filed by the Partnership for Civil Justice on behalf of demonstrators who were assaulted in a police riot against a permitted anti-war demonstration protesting the occupation of Iraq on April 12, 2003. Read more

Arrested for Protesting in Black

This ground-breaking constitutional rights lawsuit charges that local and federal law enforcement violated the U.S. Constitution by singling out people for arrest based on their perceived political ideology targeting persons the government perceived by their manner of dress to be, or to associated with, anarchists. Read more