In February 2020, several parents anonymously sued the Madison Metropolitan School District in Wisconsin state court. The parents claim that the school district’s guidance that seeks to provide support for transgender, non-binary,
At any given time, the ACLU of Wisconsin has thirty to forty active matters on its litigation docket. From municipalities infringing on individuals' free speech rights, to schools not taking race-based bullying seriously, to broader statewide issues.
Among the issues we work on are freedom of speech, freedom of religion, privacy, discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation or disability, police misconduct, censorship in school or libraries, fairness in application of school discipline, access to government documents, inhumane jail and prison conditions, and other issues of fair treatment by government.
There are highlights about a few of our active cases below:
Frank v. Walker - Voter ID Lawsuit
Collins v. City of Milwaukee - Stop and Frisk Lawsuit
Boyden v. State of Wisconsin - Transgender Health Care Lawsuit
J.J. v. Litscher - Youth Prison & Solitary Confinement Case