The ACLU Foundation of Connecticut handles legal cases that involve infringements upon people’s civil rights and civil liberties. We represent individual people or classes of people whose cases will either serve to create new legal precedent or will result in general system-wide change in favor of protecting and defending civil rights and 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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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

Connecticut NAACP v. Merrill

The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Connecticut filed a federal lawsuit on July 2, 2020, seeking to make absentee mail-in voting available to every eligible voter during the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 2, 2020 Voting Rights

McPherson et al v Lamont et al

The ACLU of Connecticut filed a federal class action lawsuit on April 20, 2020 on behalf of all people incarcerated in Connecticut prisons and jails, seeking emergency action to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC) facilities.

April 21, 2020