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Bangor Publishing Co. v. State of Maine

The ACLU of Maine submitted an amicus brief supporting two newspapers' efforts to obtain public records about police misconduct under Maine's freedom of access law.

May 26, 2022

Sparks v. Mills

About 50 incarcerated workers in the state's work release program brought this lawsuit against the State for seizing their unemployment benefits without due process. The settlement returns their benefits and recognizes a protected property interest in incarcerated individuals' prison accounts.

April 25, 2022

United States v. Fagan

In this case, the ACLU is supporting Damon Fagan, a victim of racial profiling. We argue the District Court of Maine erred when it didn’t take into account Trooper Darcy’s pattern of racial profiling when assessing the credibility of his testimony.

April 5, 2022

Robbins v. MCILS

The ACLU of Maine is suing the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services (MCILS) over its failure to provide constitutionally adequate legal representation to poor people accused of crimes in Maine. 

March 1, 2022

Carson v. Makin

Update: The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Dec. 8 and we are anticipating a decision in 2022.

December 13, 2021