A new civil lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that Prince William County police unjustly raided the home of a Latino family and used excessive force to arrest the parents who were later acquitted of any criminal wrong doing.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF, along with Casa de Maryland and Nixon Peabody LLP filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Maryland, alleging that Frederick County Sheriff's officers violated the civil rights of a Latina woman who was doing nothing more than quietly sitting and eating her lunch in a public area.
A decision by a Federal Court in Florida may force several counties throughout Florida to provide Spanish language assistance to voters.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF has launched today a rapid response website designed to combat attacks against Judge Sonia Sotomayor as she goes through her confirmation process to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Latinos in Palm Beach County have filed a lawsuit against the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office and the Palm Beach County Jail alleging that the agencies are violating the constitutional rights of Latinos and others residing in the county.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF has called upon the U.S. Department of Justice to start an independent investigation of the Suffolk County Police Department.
An unprecedented number of civil and human rights groups have joined LatinoJustice PRLDEF in condemning the United States for violating the human rights of Latinos.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF’s efforts in getting state and federal agencies to investigate hate crimes against Latinos in Suffolk County have resulted in additional charges against the alleged killers of Marcelo Lucero.
Latino voters came out in record numbers to choose our next President in the 2008 elections, but a significant number of those voices were silenced when Spanish-speaking voters did not receive the language assistance they needed and are entitled to by law.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF has called upon the Department of Justice to commence an independent investigation into the killing of Marcello Lucero on November 8. Lucero was killed in Patchogue, Long Island after being attacked by seven men.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF has launched an unprecedented voter assistance and protection effort on behalf of Latino voters on the East Coast. More than 100 Spanish speaking lawyers have volunteered to answer calls on Election Day.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF called on the U.S. Attorney General today to deploy federal monitors to protect Latinos voters from being denied their right to vote.
The Board of Directors of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund announced today that after 37 years it will change its name to LatinoJustice PRLDEF.
The next generation of Latino leaders has a new tool to help them get involved in the fight for civil rights. LatinoJustice, an online civic engagement network created by the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF), connects students and young Latino activists across the country, and helps engage them in the fight for social justice.
The federal trial to stop Hazleton, PA from implementing an ordinance that targets undocumented people ended today with the facts clearly pointing to a mayor bent on promoting a racial divisiveness in his city.
PRLDEF is urging the Osceola School Board to listen to the voters and immediately create a single-member district system.
PRLDEF is urging the Osceola School Board to change its at-large electoral system, charging that the present system is unconstitutional and in violation of the federal Voting Rights Act (VRA).
PRLDEF is calling on Gov. Eliot Spitzer to allow immigrants who can’t prove residency to get drivers’ licenses, now that a state court ruled that New York officials have the right to deny them licenses.
A federal judge today ruled that the plaintiffs suing Hazleton to stop its anti-immigrant ordinance do not have to disclose their identities or immigration status.