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 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.
In December 2016, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed unconstitutional restrictions on who may offer invocations at the beginning of the Assembly’s public meetings.
In Alaska, 40-year-old restrictions on clinics forced women who needed to terminate a pregnancy after the 1st trimester to leave the state in order to obtain the care they needed.