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

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Parents for Public Schools v. Mississippi Dept. of Finance and Administration

The suit, filed in the Chancery Court of Hinds County, Mississippi, argues that the Mississippi Legislature violated Section 208 of the State Constitution by appropriating $10 million to private schools. The State Constitution requires that taxpayer money must be spent only on public “free schools.”

June 22, 2022

White v. Mississippi Board of Election Commissioners

Civic leaders are challenging the Mississippi Supreme Court district lines that have gone unchanged for more than 35 years, because those lines dilute the voting strength of Black residents in state Supreme Court elections, in violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the U.S. Constitution.

May 18, 2022 Voting Rights

ACLU of Mississippi v. Kirk Fordice

In February 1977, the ACLU filed a class action suit charging the state with illegal surveillance of its citizens and demanding the files be opened. Thus began the twenty-one-year-long battle in the courts...

February 22, 2022 Racial Justice

Abraham House of God v. City of Horn Lake

Horn Lake officials unlawfully denied zoning approval for a proposed mosque due to anti-Muslim bias, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Just before holding a vote...

October 28, 2021 Religious Freedom