With the help of volunteer attorneys across the state, and your support, the ACLU is able to challenge laws and practices that violate the rights of Arkansans.  Whether it's the right to protest, the right to obtain an abortion, or the right to be treated fairly by the courts, the ACLU is there to make the promises of liberty and justice for ALL become a reality.

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Marcus Deangelo Jones v. Dewayne Hendrix

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas signed onto an amicus curiae brief with The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and ACLU national supporting federal prisoner Marcus Jones’ case involving the continued imprisonment of someone based on an acknowledged misinterpretation o

August 3, 2022

Brandt et al v. Rutledge et al

Four families of transgender youth and two doctors have challenged an Arkansas law that would prohibit healthcare professionals from providing or even referring transgender young people for medically necessary health care.

June 8, 2021 LGBTQ Rights

Copeland v. Sullivan et al

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas filed suit on behalf of a state contractor whose contract was terminated because he emailed his state legislator to advocate against a bill to ban transgender youth from receiving medically necessary health care. 

June 2, 2021 Free Speech