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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Blanford and Bellville v. Dunleavy

Gov. Mike Dunleavy and his Chief of Staff Tuckerman Babcock demanded that Drs. Blanford and Bellville, along with hundreds of other state employees, pledge allegiance to Gov. Dunleavy’s political agenda when Mr. Dunleavy assumed the office of Governor on December 3, 2018.

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

Ahmasuk v. State of Alaska

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.

July 12, 2017