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

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Shaw v. Jones

On January 30, 2020, the ACLU of Kansas filed a lawsuit challenging the Kansas Highway Patrol’s practice of unconstitutionally targeting motorists with out-of-state plates traveling to and from Colorado and routinely employing a training technique known as the “Kansas Two-Step.”

October 8, 2021 Smart Justice Reform

Amicus Brief: Kansas v. Cross

On February 26, 2021, the ACLU of Kansas and the ACLU Capital Punishment Project filed an amicus brief in State of Kansas v. Frazier Glenn Cross, Jr. challenging the constitutionality of Kansas’ death penalty.

February 26, 2021 Smart Justice Reform

Loud Light & Hammet v. Schwab (2020)

In December 2020, the ACLU of Kansas brought a suit on behalf of nonprofit Loud Light and its founder and Executive Director Davis Hammett against Secretary of Scott Schwab for violating his office's obligation to follow the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA).
 

December 15, 2020 Voting Rights