PCJF Files Lawsuit Against DC MPD: Demands No Council Vote on Newsham Without Records Release

The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department to obtain the release of documents regarding interim Chief Peter Newsham's controversial handling of the January 20th protests against the incoming Trump Administration. Read more

PCJF to testify against appointment of Peter Newsham as Chief of DC Metro Police

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently announced Peter Newsham as her pick to be chief of the DC Metropolitan Police Department. The PCJF is calling on the D.C. Council to reject the mayor’s appointment of Newsham, and we hope that you will join us at the public hearing on Friday, March 24. Read more

Supreme Court Petition filed in Landmark Mass Protest Arrest Case

The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund and co-counsel Paul Hughes of Mayer Brown LLP and the Yale Law School Supreme Court Clinic have filed a petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Nominated D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham directed mass unconstitutional arrests

Newsham is a serial mass violator of civil rights and is not fit to be Chief of Police.

Defending the "Protest Nation"

The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund is in the courtroom and in the streets protecting the ability of the people of the United States to be the political force that throws a wrench into outrageous efforts to eviscerate fundamental rights.

Know Your Rights: Restrictions on Police Misconduct During Demonstrations in D.C.

Must-know information for any activist and organizer in the nation's capital