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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Arctic Village Council v. Meyer

The lawsuit seeks to waive a provision of state law for the November general election that requires voters who submit a mail-in absentee ballot to have a witness sign their ballot return envelope even in the midst of a highly contagious and deadly pandemic.

September 29, 2020 Voting Rights

Justice for Clarice Hardy

UPDATE: On Thursday, February 20, 2020, the ACLU of Alaska, the ACLU's Racial Justice Program, and Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller & Monkman, LLP filed suit against the City of Nome, Alaska and the former law enforcement officials who, in a display of systemic bias against

October 28, 2019

ACLU of Alaska v. Dunleavy

The ACLU of Alaska filed suit against Governor Dunleavy to block his administration’s attempt to punish the Alaska Court System by vetoing $334,700 in its 2020 budget because the Alaska Supreme Court ruled in a manner at odds with his political views.

July 17, 2019

United States v. Basey

Investigators relied on 18 U.S.C. § 2703(f) to compel Yahoo! to copy and preserve Mr. Basey’s emails and other account data—without getting a warrant—for nine months.

March 1, 2019

Basey v. State of Alaska

On January 28. 2019, the Alaska Supreme Court asked the ACLU of Alaska to submit an amicus brief addressing questions in this case and the ACLU of Alaska did so on May 31, 2019. 

January 28, 2019