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 for 2014!



News from the ACLU of LA

ACLU Reminds Iberville Parish That Clothing is Protected Expression
The ACLU of Louisiana released an open letter to the Iberville Parish Council today, regarding a proposed ordinance to regulate the clothing of its residents.

Louisiana School Agrees to Court Order Ending Discriminatory Religious Practices
A federal district court approved a consent decree requiring the Sabine Parish School Board to cease a variety of unconstitutional practices that impose religion on students at Negreet High School and other Sabine Parish Schools. 

Open Letter to Louisiana School Superintendents Concerning School Dances
The ACLU of Louisiana sent a letter to the Superintendents of all Louisiana public school boards reminding them of the legal obligation to allow students to bring dates of the same sex to school dances.

Open Letter Regarding Teaching Creationism in Caddo Parish
The ACLU of Louisiana has released an open letter to the Caddo Parish School Board regarding creationism being taught in Caddo public schools, and is asking for a school board investigation into the matter.

Louisiana School Sued for Proselytizing and Religious Harassment of Sixth-Grade Student
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Louisiana filed a federal lawsuit today against in the Sabine Parish School Board, alleging that officials at one school harassed and proselytized a sixth-grader because of his Buddhist faith.


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