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Beem v. Social Security Administration

On behalf of a man seeking survivor benefits after the death of his husband, the ACLU of Louisiana filed a memorandum with an Administrative Law Judge of the Social Security Administration in Lafayette, LA.  Gerald Allen Beem, widower of William Floyd Conley, filed a claim for survivor benefits a

January 16, 2017 LGBT Rights

Garden District Book Shop v. Caldwell

A Louisiana law passed during the state’s 2015 legislative session makes it a crime for any individual in Louisiana to publish material on the Internet that may be “harmful to minors” without an age verification screen. On November 4, 2015, the ACLU, the ACLU of Louisiana, and Dentons U.S.

December 1, 2015 Free Speech Privacy & Technology

Landry v. City of Abbeville

The ACLU of Louisiana has filed suit to invalidate a policy of the City of Abbeville Police Department prohibiting department employees from engaging in commentary on social media if the comments might give a “negative view towards” the police department, the City or its employees or residents. 

October 8, 2015 Free Speech

ACLU Foundation of Louisiana v. Gusman

The ACLU Foundation of Louisiana filed a lawsuit against the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman, for failure to respond to a public records request. The request was made in July 2015.

September 14, 2015 Mass Incarceration

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