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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Ogden v. Figgins

After his election in 2013, Wilson County Sheriff Pete Figgins adopted a policy that prohibits inmates in the jail from sending or receiving mail in envelopes.  In October 2015, the ACLU of Kansas received complaints about that policy and wrote a letter asking Sheriff Figgins to abandon the postc

December 15, 2015

Marie v. Mosier

On Friday, October 10, 2014, the ACLU-KS filed suit in federal court on behalf of two same-sex couples who were denied marriage licenses based on the Kansas laws prohibiting same-sex marriage.  On November 4, after a hearing arguments on October 31, the court enjoined enforcement of the Kansas ma

October 10, 2014

Belenky v. Kobach

In 2011, the Kansas legislature adopted a statute that requires citizens to produce documentary proof of citizenship (DPOC) before they can be registered to vote in Kansas. The DPOC requirement took effect on January 1, 2013.  In June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in Arizona v.

November 21, 2013

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