Aug 25, 2023
Texas District Court Grants Injunction to Pause Ban on Transgender Youth Medical Care
AUSTIN, Texas — The 201st Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas granted an injunction this afternoon to pause the state’s unconstitutional medical care ban targeting ...
Issue Areas: LGBTQ Rights
Court case: Loe v. Texas
Aug 21, 2023
ACLU Submits Amicus Brief Supporting Constitutionality of Restrictions on Gun Possession by Individuals Subject to Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
NEW YORK — Today, the American Civil Liberties Union submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Rahimi, a Second Amendment challenge to the federal l...
Aug 18, 2023
ACLU and Planned Parenthood File Notice of Appeal After Court Rules Against Single-Subject Challenge
LINCOLN, Neb. – Today, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and its medical director, Dr. Sarah Traxler, filed a notice of appeal to the Nebraska Supreme Court following a Lancast...
Issue Areas: LGBTQ Rights
Aug 17, 2023
Appeals Court Blocks Idaho Ban on Transgender Youth Athletes
BOISE, Idaho – The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an injunction against an Idaho law barring transgender athletes from participating in student athletics. The court fo...
Issue Areas: LGBTQ Rights
Court case: Hecox v. Little
Aug 11, 2023
ACLU and Planned Parenthood Vow Appeal After Court Rules Against Single-Subject Challenge
LINCOLN, Neb. – A state court decision issued today means Nebraska’s new restrictions on gender-related care for transgender youth and abortion access will remain law for now. ...
Aug 08, 2023
Idaho Educators File Lawsuit Challenging State Law Censoring Professors’ Speech on Abortion
The law violates educators’ First Amendment right to academic speech by criminalizing teaching and scholarship on pro-abortion viewpoints at Idaho’s public universities.
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