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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Daves v. Dallas County

This lawsuit challenges Dallas County’s blanket use of pre-set money bail amounts, ordered in closed-door proceedings, to detain people arrested for misdemeanors and felonies. The case was brought by six plaintiffs whom Dallas County automatically jailed under bail amounts they could not afford.

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 Smart Justice

Brown v. Livingston

We filed a brief in support of Muslim inmates who challenged a direct supervision requirement by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice that prevented Muslim inmates from worshiping together in accordance with the tenets of their faith.

September 22, 2016

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