Campaigns and Cases:
Gov't Transparency

The following is a partial list of campaigns and cases.

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 >>

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 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 >>

General and Special Orders of the MPD

PCJF vs. District of Columbia
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. more >>
This case has been settled

2001 Inaugural Protests: Illegal Domestic Spying Operation Exposed

International Action Center v. United States of America, et al.
This litigation, brought by the Partnership for Civil Justice also on behalf of the National Lawyers Guild, first exposed the use of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Forces against political dissenters, and revealed that the District of Columbia police department has been carrying out an illegal ongoing domestic spying operation in which officers are sent on long-term assignments to pose as political activists. more >>