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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ACLU of Mississippi vs. 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

Oppenheim v. Watson

The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Mississippi, and Mississippi Center for Justice filed a lawsuit on August 11, 2020, seeking to ensure that absentee voting is more accessible to Mississippians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 11, 2020 Voting Rights

Rash v. Lafayette County

The ACLU of Mississippi, the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, and attorney Jack Williams filed a lawsuit against Lafayette County, MS, on behalf of John Rash, a documentary filmmaker, photographer, visual artist, and educator based in Oxford.

July 31, 2020 Freedom of Speech