Today, we filed suit against the Palmer Police Department for unlawfully arresting a resident at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Alaska peace officers have no authority under Alaska law to detain or arrest people for being undocumented, even if ICE requests it.
Defending our rights to equality, liberty, and justice
Young people, just like any others, enjoy the rights to freely protest and speak under our constitution. And as the U.S. Supreme Court has long held, neither students nor teachers “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.”
This annual scholarship, established in memory of former ACLU of Alaska board member Joan Hamilton, supports the education of Alaska students who wish to pursue a career in the law, advocate for Alaska Native rights, and defend the constitutional rights and civil liberties of rural Alaskans.
SB 124 forces women to undergo dangerous medical procedures when several safe outpatient alternatives are available. The Alaska Supreme Court has made clear that reproductive rights are fundamental rights.