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Temporary Restraining Order Granted in Oakland County (MI) Lawsuit for COVID-19 Protections

On April 17, Advancement Project National Office and its partner organizations were granted a temporary restraining order by a federal court requiring the Oakland County (MI) Jail to follow the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines to protect the health of people locked inside and prevent the spread of COVID-19. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan granted the win in favor of Advancement Project National Office, American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU), Civil Rights Corps (CRC), LaRene & Kriger P.L.C. and the Law Firm of Pitt, McGehee, Palmer and Rivers just hours after the group filed the suit, which argues that officials are violating the constitutional rights of people in the jail by exposing them to an unnecessary risk of infection, illness or death during the coronavirus pandemic.

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