WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that, if left standing, would dismantle civil rights era Supreme Court precedent safeguarding the First Amendment right to protest.
NEW ORLEANS – The ACLU of Louisiana today condemned U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the death of Roylan Hernández Díaz, an asylum-seeker who committed suicide while being held in solitary confinement at the Richmond Correctional Center in Louisiana.
EAST BATON ROUGE – The ACLU of Louisiana today praised efforts in East Baton Rouge Parish to curb pretrial detention by speeding up the arraignment process, steps taken by the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office and other criminal justice stakeholders.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced today it would hear arguments in June Medical Services v. Gee, which challenges Louisiana’s law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana has hired Chris Kaiser, an experienced civil rights and victims’ advocate, as its Advocacy Director, responsible for developing and advancing the organization’s policy agenda throughout the state.
NEW ORLEANS – The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana is intervening on behalf of a local photographer who is 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.