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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Kelli Jo Torres v. Dallas Hamm et al.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota sued the Rock County Sheriff and two deputies who tried to forcibly conduct a vaginal search on the side of a public road in below-freezing temperatures. 

May 6, 2020 Police Practices

Schroeder v. MN Secretary of State

UPDATED Feb. 24, 2021: The ACLU-MN is in the Minnesota Court of Appeals today to continue arguments on behalf of 55,000 Minnesotans who are disenfranchised while on felony probation or supervision.

October 21, 2019 Voting Rights