Campaigns and Cases

The following is a partial list of campaigns and cases.

Fighting for No Restrictions on the Morning-After Pill

Tummino v. Hamburg
The PCJF represents grassroots feminist activists with National Women’s Liberation (NWL) and 15-year-old Anaya Kelly in a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) to remove all restrictions on over-the-counter access to the Morning-After Pill (also known by trade name Plan B One-Step and as “emergency contraception”) for all women and girls in the United States. more >>

Investigating Hugo Chavez's death

The PCJF and other civil rights groups filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) demands with federal agencies seeking information and documents that "relate to or reference or discuss any information regarding or plans to poison or otherwise assassinate the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez." more >>

One Nation Under Surveillance

The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund has spent years investigating this mass surveillance grid put in place without public awareness, scrutiny, debate or oversight. more >>

The Crackdown on the Occupy Movement

Requests for communication records and documents pertaining to the Occupy movement and law enforcement or government response thereto are being solicited from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the National Parks Service (NPS). more >>

OWS Brooklyn Bridge Mass Arrests

Garcia v. Bloomberg
Attorneys from the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) on Oct. 4 filed a class action lawsuit against Mayor Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Kelly and the City of New York, charging mass violations of constitutional rights in the trap and detain mass arrest of 700 demonstrators on the Brooklyn Bridge this past Saturday, October 1, 2011. The lawsuit charges that "the NYPD engaged in a premeditated, planned, scripted, and calculated effort to sweep the streets of protestors and disrupt a growing protest movement in New York." more >>

Oscar Grant Mass Arrest

Spalding et al v. City of Oakland et al
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. more >>

Reporters for Hire

Government-paid journalists distort Cuban Five case
A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit initiated by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, along with the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five and Liberation newspaper, discovered that Miami-area journalists were on the payroll of the government, in clear violation of U.S. law. more >>

The Brutal Arrest and Political Targeting of Ray McGovern

Lawsuit Challenges Brutal Arrest at Clinton speech
After his brutal arrest at a Hillary Clinton speech, the State Dept. put him on a list to be stopped and questioned on sight, citing his political activism. 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. more >>
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Stop the Unconstitutional D.C. Checkpoints!

Class Action Complaint, Mills v. District of Columbia
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. more >>
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