Central Park Great Lawn Lawsuit Results in Important Victory for Free Speech Rights
The Partnership for Civil Justice has announced today 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.
Groups say Central Park's lawn may be opened to big rallies
Central Park's Great Lawn might again be used for large public demonstrations rather than solely for events staged with help from the wealthy or corporations, lawyers for two civil rights groups said after a settlement with the city was announced Tuesday.
Multimedia Re-Creation of April 15, 2000 Sidewalk March
The Partnership for Civil Justice has undertaken a massive review and compilation of the multi-media footage of the march
Barham Class Successful in Lifting Stay of Discovery
Discovery, which has been stayed (prohibited) for over a year, is now authorized. Depositions of former Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey and Assistant Police Chief Peter J. Newsham may now proceed.
Top Park Police Official May be Sued Personally for Sept 27, 2002 Mass False Arrest
In a critical ruling and great victory for the class plaintiffs, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion holding that the senior U.S. Park Police official, Richard Murphy, may be held personally and financially liable for his command of federal agents during the September 27, 2002 Pershing Park mass false arrest.
Court Rejects FBI's Bid to be Dismissed from September 27, 2002 Class Action
Judge Emmet G. Sullivan today denied the FBI's motion to be dismissed from the Barham class action lawsuit.
Editorial on PCJ litigation
A Black Mark D.C. police and the FBI need to explain their actions in a 2002 protest incident. Washington Post Editorial Wednesday, April 11, 2007 IF YOU DON'T like something your government is doing, you should be able to come to Washington, D.
PCJ Reveals FBI Intel Gathering in Protestor Arrests
A secret FBI intelligence unit helped detain a group of war protesters in a downtown Washington parking garage in April 2002 and interrogated some of them on videotape about their political and religious beliefs, newly uncovered documents and interviews show.
A Perfect Lawn, Mowed and Muted
A court battle over the right to demonstrate on Central Park's Great Lawn has underscored an astounding fact. In the heart of the nation's largest and arguably most opinionated city, there is no place to hold a large rally.