Civil rights lawyers representing protesters at President Bush's 2001 inauguration announced a settlement Tuesday with District of Columbia police that includes changes in department policies for handling demonstrations.
The Partnership for Civil Justice announced a settlement of its landmark lawsuit against the District of Columbia and the Metropolitan Police Department that arose in connection with the demonstrations against the 2001 inauguration of George W Bush.
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
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
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
Muslim leaders say the government is persecuting them as it once did suspected supporters of Japan or the Soviet Union more than 50 years ago.
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. Read more