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. See below for more information on the cases we've brought to the courts.

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Manzo-Hernandez et al v. Juarez

The ACLU of Texas, along with the law firm of Gibbs & Bruns, filed a class-action challenge against the federal government over the illegal detention of material witnesses at the La Salle County Regional Detention Center in Encinal, Texas near Laredo. 

June 16, 2020 Immigrants' Rights Smart Justice

G.Y.J.P. (a minor child) v. Wolf

The ACLU of Texas, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, Texas Civil Rights Project, ACLU of DC, ACLU National, and Oxfam filed a legal challenge to a Trump administration order which restricts lawful immigration at the border based on an unprecedented and unlawful invocation of the Public Hea

June 10, 2020 Immigrants' Rights

Daniels et al v. Brown

The ACLU of Texas, ACLU National, Civil Rights Corps, the Next Generation Action Network Legal Advocacy Fund, and Susman Godfrey LLP have together filed a class action lawsuit against Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown in her capacity as the keeper of the Dallas County Jail.

May 21, 2020 Smart Justice

Gómez González et al v. USA & Barrera

The ACLU of Texas, along with ACLU National and the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, have filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family of a 20-year-old Guatemalan woman who was shot dead by a Border Patrol agent in May 2018.

May 12, 2020 Immigrants' Rights

Nora et al v. Wolf

The ACLU of Texas, along with the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, Public Citizen, and the ACLU of D.C.

April 16, 2020 Immigrants' Rights

Planned Parenthood v. Abbott et al

The ACLU of Texas, along with ACLU National, are representing the Houston Women's Clinic in a lawsuit challenging the State of Texas' efforts to block people’s access to abortion care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 13, 2020 Reproductive Freedom