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Dean v. Easterling

In September 2019, the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana intervened on behalf of a local photographer who was being sued for defamation after documenting a New Orleans school principal wearing Nazi-associated symbols at a public protest of the removal of Confederate monuments.

October 3, 2019

Torres v. Webre

In August 2019, the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana sued the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office for unlawfully jailing a U.S. citizen for four days due to a policy of detaining Latinx or Hispanic people for immigration review without regard to their actual immigration status.

August 22, 2019

Heredia Mons v. McAleenan

On May 30, 2019 the Southern Poverty Law Center and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed against the Trump administration for categorically denying release to hundreds of people who are languishing in immigration prisons after lawfully seeking asylum in the U.S.

June 19, 2019 Immigrants' Rights

Fontana v. City of New Orleans

Asserting that New Orleans’ “clean zones” unconstitutionally restrict the right to free speech, the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed a lawsuit challenging the 2018 arrest of environmental activist Luke Fontana.

April 10, 2019 Free Speech

Bixby v. Arnold

In 2019, the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana and the Southern Poverty Law Center filed suit against the City of New Orleans over its refusal to provide a map of the city’s 400 real-time surveillance cameras.

March 11, 2019 Privacy & Technology

Guidry v. Elberson

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed a lawsuit challenging the Lafayette Public Library’s ban on Drag Queen Story Time, an educational program designed to encourage tolerance and combat gender stereotypes.

December 21, 2018 LGBTQ Rights Free Speech

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