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

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Booth v. Galveston County, et al.

The ACLU of Texas filed a lawsuit on behalf of people locked in Galveston County Jail because they cannot afford to pay bail, challenging the County’s practice of automatically setting money bail to detain people arrested for misdemeanors and felonies.

April 23, 2018 Smart Justice

Daves v. Dallas County

The ACLU of Texas, along with ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project, Civil Rights Corps and Texas Fair Defense Project, filed a lawsuit on behalf of six plaintiffs challenging Dallas County, Texas’s practice of using money bail to detain people arrested for misdemeanors and felonies.

January 19, 2018 Smart Justice

Morrow v. City of Tenaha, et al.

Beginning in 2006, under the guise of looking for criminal activity, the police in Tenaha, Texas stopped, searched, and often seized property from Blacks and Latinos traveling through town with no suspicion of criminal activity.

June 19, 2017 Racial Justice Smart Justice

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