The ACLU of Louisiana

The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.


Know Your Rights - English | Conozca Su Derechos - Español
What to do if you are stopped by police, immigration agents or the FBI. Includes your rights, your responsibilities, and whether you need to answer questions about your immigration status. | Qué hacer si usted es detenido por la policía, agentes de inmigración o el FBI. Incluye sus derechos, sus responsabilidades, y si usted necesita para responder preguntas sobre su estatus migratorio.

Students' Rights Handbook (2nd Edition)
Students have rights, too! Unfortunately, they know too little about what they are and how to exercise them, especially in school. The ACLU Foundation of Louisiana dedicates this Students' Rights Handbook to all of the students and their parents who have had the courage to stand up for their rights, especially those who have served as plaintiffs in ACLU sponsored lawsuits. Updated and revised in 2014!



News from the ACLU of LA

Open Letter Regarding Official Prayer and Religious Statements at Walnut Hill Elementary/Middle School
The ACLU of Louisiana sent an open letter today to the Superintendent of Caddo Parish Schools regarding Walnut Hill Elementary/Middle School’s practices surrounding prayer and religious statements.

Open Letter to Opelousas City Council Regarding Proposed Ordinance Regulating Clothing
The ACLU of Louisiana sent an open letter today to the Opelousas City Council, regarding an ordinance to be proposed at tonight’s council meeting, which could unlawfully restrict residents’ clothing styles, and lead to racial profiling.

ACLU of Louisiana to Honor Former Chief Justice Pascal Calogero at Annual Dinner
Former Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. will receive the 39th Annual Ben Smith Award from the ACLU of Louisiana. This award honors people who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of civil liberties in Louisiana. ♠ Tickets on sale now!

Letter to the St. Martinville Police Department Regarding Mardi Gras Parade
The ACLU of Louisiana delivered an open letter today to St. Martinville Chief of Police Calder Hebert, regarding enforcement of city rules related to the New Comers’ Mardi Gras parade.


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