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New England ACLU Affiliates v. United States DHS et al.

ACLU affiliates in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont filed a lawsuit to require government agencies to turn over records about civil rights violations arising from immigration enforcement in their states. The lawsuit was filed against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S.

May 8, 2018 Immigrants' Rights

ACLU of Maine v. United States DHS et al.

The ACLU of Maine filed a lawsuit against Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) after the agencies failed to turn over records about investigations into the citizenship status of bus passengers in Maine.


May 1, 2018 Immigrants' Rights Privacy

State of Maine v. J.R.

A teenager, referred to in court documents as J.R., was sentenced to nearly 18 months at Long Creek for a series of misdemeanor offenses. This case challenged the premise that prison is an appropriate punishment for youth with low-level offenses.

March 30, 2018 Youth Rights

Ali v. Long Creek, et al.

An 11-year-old boy with mental illness was brutally beaten by guards at Long Creek Youth Development Center. Despite the absence of any physical threat, the guards entered his cell and bashed his face against a metal bed frame, knocking out his front teeth.

March 14, 2018 Youth Rights Criminal Justice

Jenkins et al v. Lynch et al

The ACLU and Planned Parenthood filed suit challenging a provision in Maine law that requires that abortions be performed solely by physicians and blocks qualified advanced practice clinicians (APCs) from doing so, despite their rigorous post-graduate training and extensive clinical experience.

September 20, 2017 Reproductive Freedom

Leuthy et al. v. LePage

UPDATE: This case has settled. The administrators of the official "Paul LePage, Maine's Governor" page agreed to unblock our clients and to stop blocking people based on their viewpoint for the remainder of Gov. LePage's time in office.

August 8, 2017 Freedom of Expression

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