The federal docket in Washington, D.C., is quickly becoming a hotbed for litigation seeking to force officials to protect detained immigrants and inmates during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lawsuits challenging actions by the federal government are often filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. As detained individuals and advocacy groups criticize the federal government for not doing enough to protect those in their custody during the pandemic, they’re beginning to take legal action to try and force authorities’ hands.

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