Sep 15, 2023
Appeals Court Allows Louisiana to Keep Children in Angola Prison
NEW ORLEANS, La. — The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is allowing Louisiana to continue to hold children in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, known as Angola. The district court ...
Sep 14, 2023
Families and Medical Providers Urge Montana Court to Block Ban on Gender-Affirming Care
HELENA – Attorneys representing transgender youth, their families, and their medical providers will urge a Montana state court to block enforcement of the state’s recent ban on...
Issue Areas: LGBTQ Rights
Sep 13, 2023
ACLU Comment on Federal Court Ruling on DACA
HOUSTON — A federal court in Texas ruled today that the Biden administration’s DACA regulation is unlawful, but did not order an immediate end to the program. Under the court...
Issue Areas: Immigrants' Rights
Sep 13, 2023
ACLU and NAACP Secure Access to Public Eviction Records in Data-Scraping Case
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP agreed to settle their landmark First Amendment litigation against South Carolina Court Administration in exchan...
Issue Areas: Free Speech
Court case: NAACP v. Kohn
Sep 12, 2023
ACLU Responds to National Public Defense Workload Study
NEW YORK — A first of its kind comprehensive national study into how many cases public defense attorneys can reasonably handle provides new evidence that many public defense syst...
Issue Areas: Criminal Law Reform
Sep 12, 2023
Rep. David Trone Echoes ACLU Call for Termination of Partnership Agreement Between ICE and Frederick County Sheriff 
WASHINGTON — U.S. Congressman David Trone (MD-6) has sent a letter urging Alejandro Mayorkas, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to terminate an immigration ...
Issue Areas: Immigrants' Rights
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