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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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 LGBT 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

Allen v. Ferguson

Representing a renter facing eviction and potential criminal penalties after losing their job due to COVID-19, the ACLU of Arkansas, the Bowen Legal Clinic, the Center for Arkansas Legal Services and Legal Aid of Arkansas filed suit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of the state’

June 15, 2020 Criminal Justice

Frazier v. Kelley

Incarcerated people, including the plaintiffs in this lawsuit, are disproportionately Black and have significantly higher rates of serious medical conditions, like heart disease, respiratory illness, and diabetes that make them especially vulnerable to severe illness or death from the virus.

April 24, 2020 Racial Justice Prisoners' Rights

Tofurky vs. Soman

The lawsuit argues the law violates the First Amendment and the Fourteenth Amendment’s due process clause by improperly censoring truthful speech and creating consumer confusion in order to shore up the state’s meat and rice industries.

August 22, 2019