The ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation works in courts and communities across the state to protect civil rights and civil liberties. If you believe your constitutional rights have been violated, you can contact us for legal assistance here.

Below is a list of some of our active and recent legal cases. Amicus briefs filed by the ACLU of North Carolina can be found here.

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Justice 4 the Next Generation et al. v. Johnson, et al.

On October 31, the last day of early voting and same-day voter registration in North Carolina, and three days before the November 2020 General Elections, law enforcement officers planned and orchestrated the violent dispersal of a peaceful and nonpartisan march to a polling place in Graham, North

November 2, 2020 Voting Rights Free Speech

Hallinan v. Scarantino

In response to intensifying COVID-19 outbreaks at the federal prison complex in Butner, North Carolina, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, and Winston & Strawn filed a class-action lawsuit against a

October 26, 2020 Criminal Law Reform Racial Justice

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic v. Moore

Abortion providers in North Carolina and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective filed litigation on September 3, 2020, challenging several medically unnecessary abortion restrictions that have pushed abortion out of reach in the state and stigmatized essential health care.  

September 3, 2020 Reproductive Justice Racial Justice