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The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut fights relentlessly for constitutional rights in the state and federal courts. For more information, see the articles below or read our latest legal docket. (If you wish to request legal help, please see this page.)

“One of the reasons I filed this lawsuit was to show people who feel they don’t have a voice, or the means to get help, that it’s possible to get justice.”

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When an Enfield police officer was named in 11 excessive force lawsuits, the town tried to keep the lawsuit settlements secret. The ACLU of Connecticut took action and won.

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In an email to the ACLU of Connecticut, the Manchester Police Department turned over documents regarding its commissioned criticism of Connecticut’s police traffic stop reports. The department’s response came after the ACLU of Connecticut filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOI) request of all Connecticut police departments, demanding documents related to their alternative studies of police traffic stop data.

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The ACLU of Connecticut, ACLU of Maine and four other New England ACLU affiliates today filed a lawsuit demanding government documents about the on-the-ground implementation of President Trump’s Muslim bans.

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The ACLU of Connecticut joined ACLU affiliates from across New England to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Boston office of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), to uncover how Trump administration officials are interpreting and executing the president’s Muslim ban. The filing is part of a coordinated effort from ACLU affiliates nationwide, which filed requests with CBP field offices and its headquarters spanning 55 international airports across the country.

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