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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Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center v. Wolf

The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, ACLU National, and the ACLU of the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit challenging a federal policy which rushes asylum seekers through their initial asylum screening without access to an attorney while holding them in Customs and Border Protection (C

December 5, 2019 Immigrants' Rights

Sierra Club v. Trump

The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Texas, and ACLU of Northern California filed a federal lawsuit challenging President Trump’s diversion of military funds to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The president diverted the funds by illegally declaring a state of emergency. 

February 19, 2019 Immigrants' Rights

MOVE Texas Civic Fund v. Whitley

The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, along with partner organizations, filed a lawsuit against the acting Texas Secretary of State David Whitley and Director of Elections Keith Ingram for the creation and rollout of a flawed voter purge list that discriminated against naturalized citizens

February 4, 2019 Voting Rights

Pluecker v. Paxton

The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas filed a lawsuit challenging a state law that requires government contractors to certify that they are not engaged in boycotts of Israel or territories controlled by Israel.

December 18, 2018 Free Speech

Grace v. Sessions

The American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, the ACLU of Texas, and the ACLU of D.C. filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s gutting of asylum protections for immigrants fleeing domestic violence and gang brutality.

August 7, 2018 Immigrants' Rights