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Jun 27, 2022

Supreme Court’s abortion ruling sets off new court fights

The fall of Roe v. Wade shifted the battleground over abortion to courthouses around the country Monday, as abortion foes looked to quickly enact statewide bans and the other side sought to buy more time.

Dec 16, 2021

US pulls out of settlement talks in family separation suits

The U.S. government withdrew Thursday from settlement negotiations to end lawsuits filed on behalf of parents and children who were forcibly separated under the Trump administration's zero-tolerance border policy, the American Civil Liberties Union said.

A chart and map from the 2021 Ballots for All report illustrates jail-based voting policies in place in Wisconsin counties.
Jun 24, 2021

Report: 50 of 13,000 inmates voted from jail in 2020

A new report suggests that only 50 of the approximately 13,000 people in Wisconsin jails cast a ballot in 2020 elections.

Jun 24, 2020

ACLU of Wisconsin, WAAL to host legal observer training for protesters

The ACLU of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers are offering a free, online legal-observer training session on Thursday.

Apr 10, 2020

Lawsuit seeks release of Wisconsin inmates due to virus

Two inmates with preexisting conditions joined together with Disability Rights Wisconsin and criminal defense attorneys on Friday to ask the state Supreme Court to release elderly and vulnerable inmates from the state prisons who would be at greatest risk from the coronavirus outbreak.

Sep 11, 2019

US Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of asylum limits

The U.S. Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States.

Jul 24, 2019

School lawyer: Despite birth certificate, Grimm still female

Gavin Grimm, the transgender man who sued after being barred from using boys bathrooms in high school, remains female today, no matter what his birth certificate or a Virginia judge might have said, a lawyer for the school board argued in federal court.

Jul 23, 2019

School’s transgender bathroom ban is back in court

Gavin Grimm, a young man who has become a national face for transgender student rights, returns to a Virginia courtroom Tuesday to challenge his former high school's bathroom policy.

Jun 13, 2019

ACLU seeks delay in decision on census question

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hold off issuing a decision about whether to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census.

May 1, 2019

US searches of phones, laptops at airports rising, suit says

U.S. government searches of travelers' cellphones and laptops at airports and border crossings nearly quadrupled since 2015 and were being done for reasons beyond customs and immigration enforcement, according to papers filed Tuesday in a federal lawsuit that claims scouring the electronic devices without a warrant is unconstitutional.

Apr 30, 2019

ACLU sues to give juvenile lifers chance at parole

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Tuesday demanding a federal judge ensure Wisconsin prisoners sentenced to life as juveniles receive a "meaningful and realistic" chance at parole.

Mar 19, 2019

US Supreme Court rules against immigrants in detention case

A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday against a group of immigrants in a case about the government's power to detain them after they've committed crimes but finished their sentences.


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