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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Hopkins v. Jegley: Abortion Restrictions

On July 28, 2017, the U.S. District Court granted plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction, thereby blocking enforcement of four challenged Arkansas laws restricting abortion care in the state until the litigation is resolved.

June 20, 2017 Reproductive Rights

Rodgers v. Bryant: the Right to Beg

Victory! In 2016 the ACLU of Arkansas challenged a state law making it a crime to ask for money, food or other charity, any time and any place, saying it violated the right to free speech. The case was filed on behalf of two people, Michael Andrew Rodgers and Glynn Dilbeck.

October 26, 2016 Free Speech

Fayetteville, Arkansas Ordinance: LGBT Equality

On April 25, 2017, the ACLU filed a motion to intervene in the case on behalf of three Fayetteville residents and PFLAG of Fayetteville/Northwest Arkansas, arguing that the Arkansas legislature’s attempts to nullify Fayetteville’s local non discrimination ordinance violates their right to equal prot

October 24, 2016 LGBT Rights Equal Rights

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