The ACLU of Alaska works tirelessly in the courts to defend your constitutional rights and expand your civil liberties. We specialize in impact litigation, which means that we carefully and thoughtfully represent clients in lawsuits that have the potential to not just help them, but also a large number of Alaskans.

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United States v. Basey

The ACLU of Alaska was asked by the court to submit an amicus brief regaurding Fourth Amendment issues in this case.  

March 1, 2019

Blanford and Bellville v. Dunleavy

Drs. Blanford and Bellville were psychiatrists who worked at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API) and were employed by the State of Alaska.
January 10, 2019

Bakalar v. Dunleavy

Elizebeth (Libby) Bakalar was employed by the State of Alaska as an assistant attorney general in the Department of Law for over twelve years.
January 10, 2019

Hall v. Alaska DOC

Brian Hall is a prisoner at Goose Creek Correctional Center (“GCCC”) who is a member of the Cherokee Nation, a Native American tribe. Mr.

November 27, 2018

ACLU of Alaska v. Alaska DOT

Alaska Statute 19.25.105 prohibits “outdoor advertising” on or within 660 feet of state rights-of-way for interstate, primary, and secondary highways within Alaska. This statute effectively prohibits thousands of Alaskans from displaying political speech anywhere on their own property.

November 26, 2018

Caceda v. City of Palmer

On a crowded night at Klondike Mike’s Saloon in Palmer last summer, Alex Caceda was helping some friends by providing security to the rear door of the bar. A fight broke out when several male patrons began attacking a female bartender.
March 22, 2018

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