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Cole v. Webster Parish School Board

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Louisiana are challenging the Webster Parish School District’s widespread practice of subjecting students to school-sponsored Christian prayer, proselytizing, and other religious rituals.

March 28, 2018 Free Speech

Morris v. City of New Orleans

In July 2019, a federal judge struck down New Orleans’ mural permitting requirements, ruling that requiring property owners to submit proposed murals for “advance review and approval” is a violation of their First Amendment rights. 

March 13, 2018

Tellis v. LeBlanc

A federal class action lawsuit has been filed against the Louisiana Department of Corrections and David Wade Correctional Center (DWCC) for subjecting prisoners to cruel, debilitating conditions, including severe punishment for mentally ill and suicidal prisoners.

February 20, 2018

Singleton v. Cannizzaro

As the top law enforcement official in the parish, DA Cannizzaro has flagrantly violated the rights of some of its most vulnerable people: the victims and witnesses of crime.

October 17, 2017 Mass Incarceration

Ayo v. Dunn, et al

On behalf of its plaintiffs, the ACLU, ACLU of Louisiana, and the Southern Poverty Law center have filed this lawsuit to protect the due process rights of people in East Baton Rouge and to stop a blatant extortion scheme in the parish.

August 7, 2017 Criminal Law Reform Mass Incarceration

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