The ACLU of Louisiana

The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

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Resources

Know Your Rights - English | Conozca Su Derechos - Español
What to do if you are stopped by police, immigration agents or the FBI. Includes your rights, your responsibilities, and whether you need to answer questions about your immigration status. | Qué hacer si usted es detenido por la policía, agentes de inmigración o el FBI. Incluye sus derechos, sus responsabilidades, y si usted necesita para responder preguntas sobre su estatus migratorio.

Students' Rights Handbook (2nd Edition)
Students have rights, too! Unfortunately, they know too little about what they are and how to exercise them, especially in school. The ACLU Foundation of Louisiana dedicates this Students' Rights Handbook to all of the students and their parents who have had the courage to stand up for their rights, especially those who have served as plaintiffs in ACLU sponsored lawsuits.

Reports

 

News from the ACLU of LA

08.02.2016
ACLU of Louisiana seeks survivor benefits for husband of deceased man — On behalf of a man seeking survivor benefits after the death of his husband, the ACLU of Louisiana has filed a memorandum with an Administrative Law Judge of the Social Security Administration in Lafayette, LA. 

07.18.2016
ACLU of Louisiana Condemns Attacks on Police in Baton Rouge — 
We were deeply saddened by yesterday’s attacks on police officers in Baton Rouge. Our sympathies go out to the loved ones of the officers who were killed and wounded.

07.15.2016
ACLU of Louisiana Response to DA’s Announcement Regarding Protesters’ Charges — 
East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar R. Moore announced today that more than half of the people arrested over a three day period of protests between July 8 – July 11 will not be charged with a crime. This should not be seen as a victory for the protestors, because they should not have been arrested in the first place.

07.13.2016
Local groups and ACLU of Louisiana Sue Baton Rouge Police for First Amendment Violations at Alton Sterling Protest 
 Local organizing groups and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed a lawsuit today against the Baton Rouge Police Department for violating the First Amendment rights of demonstrators who were protesting peacefully against the killing of Alton Sterling.

07.11.2016
ACLU of Louisiana Responds to Police Misconduct and Excessive Use of Force at Baton Rouge Protests  — 
Eyewitness accounts at demonstrations taking place in Baton Rouge and surrounding cities following the shooting of Alton Sterling brought to light the militarization of and illegal use of force by police on protesters.

07.06.2016
ACLU Statement on Alton Sterling
 — Alton Sterling was shot to death while he was on the ground and two police officers were on top of him. Sadly, Mr. Sterling is the 122nd Black person to be killed by U.S. law enforcement this year. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and the city of Baton Rouge.

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