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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.)

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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In decisions announced in April and November 2016, the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ruled that the Stratford and Bridgeport police departments must provide the ACLU-CT with records regarding whether the departments ever purchased or used drones, cellphone eavesdropping or tracking technology, or cellphone forensics devices.

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Michael was filming the police during a public protest. Police confiscated his camera. It kept rolling while they decided how to retaliate. Now, the ACLU of Connecticut is suing.

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In a ruling announced today, Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher ruled that Connecticut’s system for distributing school funding is unconstitutional, based in part on the legislature’s decisions to fund wealthier school districts at the expense of those in lower-income areas. The following is a statement from David McGuire, interim executive director of the American Civil […]

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In a final judgment issued on August 10, the U.S. District Court of Connecticut ruled in favor of the Libertarian Party of Connecticut in a free speech lawsuit. The ACLU-CT represented the Libertarian Party in the case.

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