Resistance to the Trump Administration’s Policies

As both a candidate in 2016 and as President, Donald Trump has advocated hate, encouraged violence and attacked civil rights and liberties. His Administration has institutionalized xenophobia, escalated immigration enforcement and detention, and abandoned the U.S. Department of Justice’s tradition of support for civil rights and police accountability. We are opposing some of the egregious Trump Administration policies in court.

Latest Developments

July 25, 2019

We filed a brief in the ongoing Chicago Police consent decree case opposing the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)’s request for more time to implement consent decree provisions regarding police officers’ pointing of their firearms at citizens.

August 14, 2018

Community coalition behind Campbell v. City of Chicago release revisions to draft Chicago Police consent decree. Their comments focused on systemic policy reforms of CPD and the City’s 911 operations to prevent excessive force against Black and Latino Chicagoans and people with disabilities. The coalition emphasized guaranteeing the enforceability and transparency of reform, diverting people—including people with disabilities– away from the criminal justice system and ensuring that whenever possible, police eliminate the need for force, including in schools. That document can be read here.

March 20, 2018

In a major step toward federal oversight of police reform, our community coalition (Campbell v. City of Chicago) enters into an unprecedented agreement with City of Chicago and Illinois Attorney General.

June 26, 2018

In her dissenting opinion, Justice Sotomayor cites our brief, explaining that the “full record paints a far more harrowing picture, from which a reasonable observer would readily conclude that the Proclamation was motivated by hostility and animus toward the Muslim faith.”