The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota filed a brief in the case Garcia-Mendoza v 2003 Chevy Tahoe. In this case an individual’s vehicle and money were seized after police made an illegal stop and found drugs in the vehicle. The ACLU-MN believes if the original stop was illegal, law enforcement should no longer be able to seize the property. This case is currently before the Minnesota Supreme Court. Read more.
The ACLU-MN sent a letter to the Minneapolis City Council encouraging them to revise their proposed policy establishing a "Clean Zone" in Downtown Minneapolis in the weeks surrounding the All Star Baseball Game. The ACLU-MN believes the way the policy is currently written violates Minnesotans constitutional rights. Unfortunately Minneapolis City Council passed the proposed policy on February 21 without any revisions that safeguard our freedom of speech. Now our free speech rights rest in the hands of a private corporation. Read more.