Legal Docket

The ACLU of Pennsylvania handles over one hundred cases annually. Below is a sortable list of open and recently closed cases that can be filtered by issue and status.

Most Recent Cases

Adams Jones et al. v. Torres

Lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s early deadline for submitting completed absentee ballots

PILP v. Wetzel (Hayes v. Wetzel)

Federal lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania Department of Corrections' procedure of copying and storing mail between lawyers and their clients housed in DOC facilities

Arison v. Fayette County

A class-action lawsuit challenging the cruel and inhumane living conditions for prisoners at the Fayette County Prison

Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

Lawsuit by foster care agency Catholic Social Services against the City of Philadelphia for terminating the agency’s contract because the agency refuses to license same-sex couples to be foster parents.

Martinez v. Doll et al.

Gay man who has lived in the United States for 17 years has been held in ICE detention since January, when he attended a routine interview with USCIS
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