The ACLU of Connecticut's legal program handles cases that involve infringements upon constitutional rights and civil liberties. We represent individuals or classes of individuals whose cases will either serve to create new legal precedent or will result in general system-wide reform in favor of protecting and defending civil liberties. We file lawsuits, and we file amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs addressing civil liberties issues in cases initiated by others. All of our legal work is on a pro bono basis; we never charge for our legal services. You can learn more about requesting legal assistance from the ACLU of Connecticut here.

 

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Clark v Department of Correction

By denying our client gender-affirming medical care that she needs, the DOC and Attorney General’s office are threatening her life and health, and they're violating federal law. We’re in court to ensure that transgender people who are incarcerated are able to get the gender-affirming care they need.

April 30, 2021 LGBTQ Rights Criminal Justice

Chase v Penney (amicus brief)

When police disbelieve, shame, and punish sexual assault survivors for coming forward, it not only contributes to stigma and trauma around sexual assault – it also violates the Constitution’s protections against discrimination on the basis of sex.

March 29, 2021 Women's Rights

Open Communities Alliance v Carson

With other civil rights organizations, the ACLU of Connecticut is suing over the Trump Administration's new HUD rule that would roll back critical protections for fair housing by creating unnecessary barriers for victims of housing discrimination attempting to prove discriminatory practices.

October 23, 2020 Racial Justice Women's Rights