Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Unlawful Detention Suit & Class Action Settlement: Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund
MALDEF's Midwest Regional Office along with Fort Wayne law firm Christopher C. Myers and Associates filed a federal lawsuit against Terry Martin, Sheriff of LaGrange County, and two jail administrators for their failure to release a young mother who was eligible for release from state custody 48 hours after having posted bond for felony charges relating to a $10 "bounced" check.
Election Reform Advocates Call on Texas Legislators to Abandon Controversial, Restrictive Voter Identification Proposals
MALDEF and a coalition of voting rights groups called on the Texas Legislature to abandon the controversial voter identification policy proposal that resulted in a partisan stalemate during the 2009 Texas Legislative session.
MALDEF Midwest Regional Counsel Ricardo Meza announced the successful settlement of a federal class action lawsuit against Ottawa County regarding the county's previous marriage license policy that infringed upon a couple's fundamental right to marry. As part of the settlement agreement, Ottawa county agreed to revise its policy to allow any individual seeking to be married that does not have a social security number to marry so long as that person fills out an affidavit stating, under penalty of perjury, that he or she does not have a social security number.
MALDEF NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
Los Angeles Regional Office
634 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014