About Marisol Orihuela

Marisol first joined the ACLU as a Liman Fellow in 2008. During her fellowship year, Marisol worked on litigation challenging conditions of confinement at an immigration detention facility and surrounding prolonged detention.

From 2009 to 2011, she clerked for the Honorable Rosemary Barkett of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Judge Consuelo B. Marshall of the Central District of California. She returned to the ACLU/SC in November 2011 as a staff attorney, and works on Franco v. Holder, an action brought on behalf of immigration detainees with serious mental disabilities that seeks competency evaluations, appointment of counsel, and bond hearings. She also works on Rosas v. Baca, which seeks to end a pattern of deputies’ beating inmates in Men’s Central Jail, Twin Towers, and the Inmate Reception Center of the Los Angeles County jails.

Marisol graduated from Boston College and from Yale Law School.

LA’s Sheriffs Department, DA Rig Game Against Criminal Defendants

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Marisol Orihuela: We have n oidea how many guilty pleas and guilty verdicts have stemmed from these illegal practices, but we have to stop this before it goes any further.

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