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Esman v. Cannizzaro

The ACLU of Louisiana sued Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro for refusing to provide public records identifying the lawyers in his office who have issued or authorized false subpoenas, or documents that claim to be subpoenas but were not issued by a court.

May 15, 2017 Criminal Law Reform

Carter v. Brasseaux

In an action to protect the rights to photograph and the privacy of cellphones, the ACLU of Louisiana filed suit today on behalf of a Lafayette mother who took photographs of a Lafayette police vehicle.

March 29, 2017 Privacy & Technology Police Practices

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 LGBTQ 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