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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Loud Light & Hammet v. Schwab

On May 27, 2021, 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).
 

May 27, 2021

Amicus Briefs: Kansas v. J. Carr and Kansas v. R. Carr

On April 22, 2021, the ACLU of Kansas and the ACLU Capital Punishment Project filed amicus briefs in State of Kansas v. Jonathan Carr and State of Kansas v. Reginald Carr challenging the constitutionality of Kansas’ death penalty.
 
 

April 22, 2021

Progeny et al v. City of Wichita et al

On April 15, 2021 the ACLU of Kansas and Kansas Appleseed filed a class-action lawsuit against the City of Wichita, challenging the Wichita Police Department's use of a "gang" list.

April 19, 2021

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

LOUD LIGHT & HAMMET V. SCHWAB

On June 24, 2020, the ACLU of Kansas filed a lawsuit on behalf of voter advocacy 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. 

June 24, 2020 Voting Rights