Overview of the 2012 Supreme Court Term
The Supreme Court’s docket this term is highlighted by a series of landmark cases involving gay rights and racial equality. The ACLU is deeply engaged in those and other battles. In United States v. Windsor, we are part of the team challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which discriminates against married gay couples by denying them recognition under federal law. And, in Shelby County v. Holder, we are defending the constitutionality of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. In total, the ACLU is counsel or co-counsel in six Supreme Court cases this term. A complete list of all the briefs filed by the ACLU in the Supreme Court this term appears below.