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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Koontz v. Watson

On October 11, 2017, the ACLU and the ACLU of Kansas filed a lawsuit against the state of Kansas over a state law that requires that any person or company that contracts with the state submit a written certification that they are “not currently engaged in a boycott of Israel.”

October 15, 2017

Roeland Park v. Donegan

The ACLU of Kansas successfully defended Matthew Donegan, a Roeland Park homeowner, in a municipal court case in which he was charged with displaying more than three political signs in his yard in violation of the City’s sign ordinance. 

March 15, 2017

Brown v. Kobach

The ACLU filed a lawsuit challenging Kansas’ dual voter registration system, charging it violates the Kansas Constitution and state law. The dual system prevents qualified Kansas voters from voting in state and local elections due solely to their method of registration

July 19, 2016

Fish v. Kobach

The ACLU of Kansas successfully challenged Kansas' "proof of citizenship" law, where citizens are forced to produce a birth certificate or passport or other onerous document, as a violation of federal law.

February 18, 2016

Heather Baker v. City of De Soto

During rush hour on the evening of September 21, 2015, Heather Baker was driving home from work when a Johnson County Deputy Sheriff stopped and ticketed her for flashing her headlights to warn on-coming drivers of the speed trap located at the bottom of the hill.  On November 24, 2015, the ACLU-

January 15, 2016

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

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