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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Daniels et al v. Brown

A class action lawsuit against Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown asking that the Dallas County Jail follow the social distancing guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 21, 2020 Smart Justice

Nora et al v. Wolf

A federal lawsuit on behalf of 26 asylum seekers — 12 adults and their 14 minor children — who are unlawfully trapped in life-threatening conditions in Tamaulipas, Mexico while they wait on their asylum cases to proceed in the U.S.

April 16, 2020 Immigrants' Rights

Sanchez et al v. Dallas County Sheriff

A federal class-action lawsuit against Dallas County and Sheriff Marian Brown seeking the immediate release of anyone over the age of 50 and those who are most vulnerable to contracting the COVID-19 virus.

April 9, 2020 Smart Justice

Vazquez Barrera et al v. Wolf et al

A class-action lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other federal officials on behalf of immigrants detained at the ICE Montgomery Processing Center (MPC), all of whom are highly vulnerable to serious illness or death from COVID-19.

April 8, 2020 Immigrants' Rights