The following is a partial list of campaigns and cases.
The Fight to Strike Down Unconstitutional Regulations on Postering
Partnership for Civil Justice Fund attorneys working with Paul Hughes of Mayer Brown LLP have filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court ruling that threatens free speech in Washington, D.C., in a challenge to the constitutionality of the District of Columbia’s regulations governing public posting of political leaflets. The regulations have previously been used to target grassroots organizations posting political messages in the nation’s capital. Read more
The Right to Protest at the Inauguration: Against the Privatization of Pennsylvania Avenue
PCJF established that the National Park Service (NPS) violated its own regulations in order to give preferential treatment to the government-approved group, the private Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC), and that it engaged in illegal discrimination by excluding those whose views do not conform to the administration. Read more
The Brutal Arrest and Political Targeting of Ray McGovern
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. Read 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).
Pershing Park Mass False Arrests
On the morning of September 27, 2002, the D.C. Police Department working with the U.S. Park Police encircled Pershing Park, refused to allow anyone to leave and then arrested and hog-tied peaceful demonstrators, tourists, passers-by, and legal observers. Many were bound wrist to ankle on a police gym floor for upwards of 24 hours. Read more
Reporters for Hire: Exposing a Government Propaganda Operation in Miami
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.
Occupy Wall Street Brooklyn Bridge Mass Arrests
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.
The Fight to Make the Morning-After Pill Readily Available for All Women and Girls
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. Read more
'Thank You, Ed Snowden' campaign
he Partnership for Civil Justice Fund has spent years investigating this mass surveillance grid put in place without public awareness, scrutiny, debate or oversight.