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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Crews v. Sawyer

On September 9, 2019, the ACLU of Kansas and the ACLU of Missouri filed a request for emergency injunctive relief on behalf of Leaman Crews against the Federal Bureau of Prisons for its life-threatening and discriminatory denial of necessary medical treatment.

September 11, 2019

Hoedel and Yeargin v. Kirk

On August 1, 2019, the ACLU of Kansas filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Kansas defending two environmental activists attacked in a baseless, retaliatory ‘consumer protection’ investigation in 2018 by an official with the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC).

August 1, 2019

Clark et al v. Schwab and Metsker

On Thursday, June 13, 2019, the ACLU of Kansas sued Secretary of State Scott Schwab for overbroad buffer zones around polling locations and Johnson County Election Commissioner Ronnie Metsker for enforcing this buffer zone policy against nonpartisan election workers.

June 13, 2019

Amicus Brief: Kahler v. Kansas

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Kansas filed an amicus brief in Kahler v. Kansas, calling on the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn the Kansas Supreme Court's decision abolishing the state's insanity defense. 

June 11, 2019

Cole et al v. Goossen

On April 4, 2019, the ACLU of Kansas sued officials of the Kansas Statehouse on behalf of three Kansas State University Students detained the week before for unfurling a banner in the Capitol rotunda.

April 4, 2019 The First Amendment