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H.C. et al. v. Chudzik et al.

Magisterial district judges (MDJs) in Lancaster County regularly set cash bail without considering a person’s ability to pay, leading to the unconstitutional and unnecessary pretrial incarceration of hundreds of people every year.

April 25, 2022 Criminal Justice Reform

McLinko v. Commonwealth (Bonner v. Commonwealth)

The consolidated lawsuits McLinko v. Commonwealth and Bonner v. Commonwealth are state constitutional challenges to Act 77 of 2019. That law implemented numerous election law reforms, including no-excuse absentee voting, or what is sometimes called vote-by-mail.

February 18, 2022 Voting Rights

Migliori et al. v. Lehigh County Board of Elections

On January 31, 2022, the ACLU of Pennsylvania filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Lehigh County to require the county to count 257 mail-in ballots from the 2021 general election that were disqualified only because they were missing the handwritten date on the outer envelope in which the

January 31, 2022 Voting Rights

Walczak and ACLU-PA v. Fulton County

On January 5, 2022, the ACLU of Pennsylvania filed suit against Fulton County for its failure to comply with a September 2021 order by the Office of Open Records to produce all records related to Fulton County’s review of its election results and voting machines.

January 6, 2022 Voting Rights

Smith et al. v. Sobel et al.

On October 28, 2021, the ACLU of Pennsylvania and the law firm Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP filed a lawsuit against the Clearfield County commissioners for failing to follow state law when the commissioners voted to approve contracts with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

October 28, 2021 Immigrants' Rights