On June 5, the ACLU of Pennsylvania concluded that the city had surpassed its legal authority, unless it could produce evidence that would prove a public safety justification for the curfew.
On May 20, 2020, the ACLU of Pennsylvania and the Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic at Villanova University filed a federal lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), seeking documents under the federal Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA).
Voting rights groups filed a motion to intervene in the federal lawsuit, Judicial Watch v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. By filing a motion to intervene, the groups seek to protect eligible Pennsylvania voters who are at risk of being wrongfully purged from the rolls.
On April 20, the ACLU of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project, and the law firms Kairsy, Rudovsky, Messing, Feinberg, and Lin LLP and Dechert LLP filed a federal class action lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia and the Department of Prisons over the conditions of the city
On April 7, 2020, the ACLU of Pennsylvania, Abolitionist Law Center, Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project, and the law firm Dechert LLP filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of three people detained at the Allegheny County Jail, arguing that conditions at the jail increase the likeliho