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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.