The following is a partial list of campaigns and cases.
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
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.
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
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
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