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Livas v. Myers

We brought this case on behalf of a class of incarcerated individuals at the Oakdale facility, and requested immediate release of the Petitioners and Class Members, coupled with appropriate support and conditions upon release, as informed by public health expertise.

April 15, 2020

Lewis v. Cain (Angola Medical)

Prisoners at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola (Angola) needlessly suffer from chronic pain, permanent injury, and preventable sickness and death as a result of prison officials’ failure to provide constitutionally adequate medical care.

March 31, 2020 Prisoner's Rights

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