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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse

The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse at Washington
University in St. Louis Law School is an online collection of
documents and information about civil rights cases that have
resulted in significant policy or operational change. The collection
is currently organized by the following categories: Child Welfare,
Election/Voting Rights, Immigration, Jail Conditions, Juvenile
Institution, Mental Health Facility, Mental Retardation Facility,
Nursing Home Conditions, Police Non-Profiling, Police Profiling,
Prison Conditions, Public Housing, and School Desegregation.

Documents for each case include the docket sheet, complaint
which initiated the litigation, any decrees issued by courts or agreed
to by parties, and any published opinions (or links, if cases are
available on Westlaw or Lexis).

The collection can be browsed by category, or searched by
case detail or person.