Center for Protest Law & Litigation
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
MissionThe Partnership for Civil Justice Fund is a public interest legal organization dedicated to the defense of human and civil rights secured by law, the protection of free speech and dissent, and the elimination of prejudice and discrimination. Among the PCJF cases are constitutional law, civil rights, women's rights, economic justice matters and Freedom of Information Act cases.
Our core project, the Center for Protest Law & Litigation, works at the unique intersection of First and Fourth Amendment law. We have successfully created and imposed extensive changes in laws and policies, restricted and dismantled abusive police tactics, opened up public spaces for free speech and assembly, and obtained major awards for persons whose rights have been violated. We have defended demonstrators who were arrested and prosecuted for protest activity or because of their political views, obtaining exonerations and dropped charges, and painstakingly investigated and exposed police agents provocateur and surveillance operations.
Litigating across the U.S., we work directly on the ground with oppressed communities and frontline activists and have represented 1000s of persons falsely arrested and brutalized as well as defended targeted social justice groups and organizations.