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Your ACLU of Delaware legal team is hard at work filing litigation to expand civil liberties and fight for your access to civil rights in Delaware, including increasing access to ballots, providing adequate healthcare in our prisons, and addressing patterns and practices of unconstitutional policing.

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In just the last six months, our team has filed six class action lawsuits or federal complaints regarding systemic unconstitutional acts. Learn more about each of them, below:

Unconstitutional Retaliation for Prison Boycott: The ACLU of Delaware stepped in to represent David Holloman, a man punished by a Delaware prison for his attempt to boycott a for-profit company. Click to learn more --> Holloman v. Hudson et al | ACLU Delaware

Anti-Soliciting and Loitering Laws: The ACLU of Delaware filed a federal complaint against Attorney General Kathy Jennings and the City of Wilmington in response to the State of Delaware’s Solicitation Statute, Loitering Statute, and the City of Wilmington's Loitering Ordinance. The complaint, filed on behalf of plaintiffs Food Not Bombs, Madison Daley, and George Jones, Delaware Continuum of Care, Friendship House, and the DE NAACP State Conference of Chapters, claims that these statutes not only unconstitutionally penalize people occupying public spaces, but also harm people in need and those experiencing homelessness. Click to learn more --> Wilmington Food Not Bombs v. Jennings | ACLU Delaware

Voting for Eligible Incarcerated Voters: The ACLU of Delaware, American Civil Liberties Union, Shaw Keller LLP, and Proskauer Rose LLP filed a lawsuit challenging Delaware’s failure to provide eligible incarcerated voters any constitutionally guaranteed method of voting, which violates their First and 14th Amendment rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Voting allows people to remain connected to their communities while incarcerated and helps facilitate the re-entry process and must be available for those held in pretrial detention or convicted of misdemeanors, who do not legally lose their voting rights. Click to learn more --> Prison Voting | ACLU Delaware

Healthcare for those imprisoned: The ACLU of Delaware and Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLC filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court of Delaware on behalf of incarcerated people who have been denied their basic right to health care and humane conditions of confinement. Under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, which prohibit cruel and unusual punishment, prison officials are obligated to provide incarcerated people with adequate medical care. Click to learn more --> Prison Healthcare | ACLU Delaware

Unconstitutional Policing: The ACLU of Delaware filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of class representatives and the NAACP-DE in federal district court against the City of Wilmington to address patterns and practices of unconstitutional policing conducted by the Wilmington Police
Department (WPD). Click to learn more --> Wilmington Police Department | ACLU Delaware

Access to equitable education for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students: The ACLU of Delaware filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR), calling on the agency to investigate the Delaware Department of Education’s (DDOE) systemic discrimination against deaf and hard-of-hearing youth, including lack of access to vital therapy programs and failure to place students based on individualized assessments. These practices violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504). Click to learn more --> Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Education | ACLU Delaware

About ACLU of Delaware

Mission: This year, the ACLU of Delaware is prioritizing voting rights, education equity, justice reform, reproductive freedom, and systemic equality.

The mission of the ACLU of Delaware is to preserve and advance civil liberties and civil rights in the State of Delaware as enshrined in the United States and Delaware Constitutions through education and advocacy without consideration of political association.

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has worked in courts, legislatures and communities to protect the constitutional rights of all people. With a nationwide network of offices and millions of members and supporters, we take up the toughest civil liberties fights. Beyond one person, party or side - we the people dare to create a more perfect union.