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.
The ACLU of Alaska is representing Austin Ahmasuk who wrote a letter-to-the-editor in the Nome Nugget in early February expressing his concerns about the use of discretionary proxies in elections for the Sitnasuak Native Corporation.
The Supreme Court of Alaska asked the ACLU of Alaska and the Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to file an amicus curiae friend-of-the-court brief explaining their positions on the underlying issue in Huber v. State, Department of Corrections, and two related cases.
The ACLU of Alaska submitted an amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief in Smith v. State of Alaska asking the Court of Appeals to hold that excluding Alaska Native villages from jury service violates rural residents' rights to equal protection and due process.
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