Along with our advocacy, legislative, and public education work, litigation remains one of the fundamental tools with which the ACLU of Minnesota fights for equality and civil rights throughout the state. See below for more information on the cases we've brought to the courts.

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Kariye v. Mayorkas

In March 2022, the ACLU, ACLU of Minnesota, and ACLU of Southern California filed a lawsuit on behalf of three Muslim Americans who have been subjected to intrusive questioning from border officers about their religious beliefs, practices, and associations in violation of their constitutional rig

March 24, 2022 Protect Personal Liberties

MNCOGI v. City of Minneapolis et al.

The city of Minneapolis and its police department are willfully subverting our state’s Government Data Practices Act by withholding public data about disciplinary action taken against police for serious misconduct, according to a new lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Minnesota in state court Thursday.

June 3, 2021 Police Practices