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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State v. Berger


WON! The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Jan. 7, 2019, overturned the conviction of a man who peacefully protested against police violence on I-94, following the shooting death of Philando Castile.

January 7, 2019

Jones v. City of Faribault

The case argues the unconstitutional and discriminatory housing ordinances enforced by the City of Faribault, in violation of the Fair Housing Act and the Fourteenth Amendment. 

June 26, 2018

Jane Doe v. Rice County

This case argues against the criminalization of teenagers who send explicit images of themselves under Minnesota's child pornography statute. 

Case Update

Victory! On February 20, 2018, Judge John Cajacob dismissed changes against Jane Doe. 

December 20, 2017 Privacy & Technology Student & Youth Rights